- the vast grasslands, especially those in the S and E European and W and SW Asian parts of Russia.
- Kirghiz Steppe.
- stepping stone
Origin of steppe
Examples from the Web for steppe
Eating was almost equally irregular, for the steppe afforded but few opportunities of enjoying a good meal.The Siberian Overland Route from Peking to Petersburg,|Alexander Michie
Have the fromager of the Cantal hills and the Caussenard of the Lozrien steppe their legends, folklore, songs?The Roof of France|Matilda Betham-Edwards
A wolf took to flight; occasionally a hare leapt up out of the steppe grass, and locusts flew about noisily.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Sven Hedin
The background was a shadowy suggestion of steppe farm-land, unobtrusively implying vast distances of bluish-gray.The Genius|Margaret Horton Potter
You know my moods too well, I think, not to understand that I have suddenly felt the call of the steppe.High Noon|Anonymous
Word Origin for steppe
vast treeless plain of southeastern Europe and of Asia, 1670s, from Russian *step', of unknown origin.