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’
    • ‘Madhavaram seems to be a safer place for the jacanas, because the jheel is not easily traversable.’
    • ‘After the recent drought, the jheels are now full of water.’
    • ‘The Pied Kingfisher is exceedingly common on all rivers and jhils, and is, of course, a permanent resident.’
    • ‘Sewage is collected in jheels and allowed to stand for sometime.’
    • ‘Pheasant tailed jacanas and Indian moorhen are the main attractions at the Madhavaram and Manali jheels.’
    • ‘Lakes and jhils of the district are not only very numerous, but in many cases of considerable size.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A large number of migratory birds come to the swamps and jhils in the southern portion of the district.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Manali and Madhavaram jheels are the only known breeding habitat of the pheasant-tailed jacana.’
    • ‘Imperial and Spotted Eagles hunt over jheels inhabited by Purple Gallinules, Pheasant-tailed Jacanas and improbably tall Sarus Cranes.’
    • ‘A total of 53 species of wetland and wetland-oriented birds were reported at the jheels until recently, he said.’
    • ‘Normally a large congregation of grey pelicans can be sighted in ‘jheels’ and lagoons.’
    • ‘Found all over the country, the night herons can be sighted normally near jheels, inland waters, tidal creeks and mangrove swamps.’
    • ‘Frequent trips to other jheels in the northern districts of Tamil Nadu reveal the same depressing pattern.’
    • ‘Both kinds of Jacanas share common habitats, which are the jheels that support extensive, floating wetland vegetation.’
    • ‘The jheel might have been maintained properly by the rulers, but after 1947-48, it has always been neglected.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Hindi jhīl.

Pronunciation

jhil

/dʒiːl/