[ fyeld; Norwegian fyel ]
/ fyɛld; Norwegian fyɛl /


a rocky, barren plateau of the Scandinavian peninsula.

Words nearby fjeld

Origin of fjeld

From Norwegian, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at fell5 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for fjeld



/ (fjɛld) /


a high rocky plateau with little vegetation in Scandinavian countries

Word Origin for fjeld

C19: Norwegian; related to Old Norse fjall mountain; see fell 5
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Scientific definitions for fjeld

[ fyĕld ]

A high, barren plateau. The most well-known fjeld is on the Scandinavian Peninsula.
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