Definition of jhil in English:

jhil

(also jheel)

noun

Indian
  • A pool or lake.

    ‘we enjoyed a day exploring the jhils of the National Park’
    • ‘Frequent trips to other jheels in the northern districts of Tamil Nadu reveal the same depressing pattern.’
    • ‘Pheasant tailed jacanas and Indian moorhen are the main attractions at the Madhavaram and Manali jheels.’
    • ‘Found all over the country, the night herons can be sighted normally near jheels, inland waters, tidal creeks and mangrove swamps.’
    • ‘A large number of migratory birds come to the swamps and jhils in the southern portion of the district.’
    • ‘Imperial and Spotted Eagles hunt over jheels inhabited by Purple Gallinules, Pheasant-tailed Jacanas and improbably tall Sarus Cranes.’
    • ‘Lakes and jhils of the district are not only very numerous, but in many cases of considerable size.’
    • ‘Sewage is collected in jheels and allowed to stand for sometime.’
    • ‘Though the jheels serve as their feeding ground, they also become their graves from time to time.’
    • ‘The flooded jheels ensure sheltered feeding and refuge for countless thousands of geese, ducks, storks, herons and waders.’
    • ‘After the recent drought, the jheels are now full of water.’
    • ‘The jheel might have been maintained properly by the rulers, but after 1947-48, it has always been neglected.’
    • ‘A total of 53 species of wetland and wetland-oriented birds were reported at the jheels until recently, he said.’
    • ‘Madhavaram seems to be a safer place for the jacanas, because the jheel is not easily traversable.’
    • ‘The Pied Kingfisher is exceedingly common on all rivers and jhils, and is, of course, a permanent resident.’
    • ‘During a prolonged break in the rains the frogs and toads are hushed, except in jhils and low-lying paddy fields.’
    • ‘At the jhils the various waterfowl are nesting and each one proclaims the fact by its allotted call.’
    • ‘Normally a large congregation of grey pelicans can be sighted in ‘jheels’ and lagoons.’
    • ‘The Manali and Madhavaram jheels are the only known breeding habitat of the pheasant-tailed jacana.’
    • ‘During the winter months the jhils to the north of the district are well stocked with the teal and various kinds of ducks, pochards, sheldrakes and goose.’
    • ‘Both kinds of Jacanas share common habitats, which are the jheels that support extensive, floating wetland vegetation.’

Origin

Hindi jhīl.

Pronunciation

jhil

/dʒiːl/