- the open country, bearing grass, bushes, or shrubs, or thinly forested, characteristic of parts of southern Africa.
Origin of veld
1795–1805; < Afrikaans < Dutch: field
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Examples from the Web for veldt
For with the fall of darkness and the larger silence of darkness, the veldt awoke.
In all their magnificence they stalked abroad, lords of the veldt.
They divide the veldt into a series of rough parallelograms.
It is not fair to judge new troops on their first day on the veldt.
The Dutch veldt may be a little more desolate than Birmingham.A Miscellany of Men
G. K. Chesterton
C19: from Afrikaans, from earlier Dutch veldt field
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Word Origin and History for veldt
South African grassland, 1785, from Afrikaans, from older Dutch veld "field;" related to English field (n.).
1785, South African, from older Dutch veldt (see field (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An extensive, treeless grassland of southern Africa.
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