- the open country, bearing grass, bushes, or shrubs, or thinly forested, characteristic of parts of southern Africa.
Origin of veld
Examples from the Web for veld
Historical Examples of veld
The Cape cart stood on the veld, without a scratch on the paintwork.
"Coming from the veld, apparently, and not from town," said the picket Commander.
She had never told him what had happened at the tavern on the veld.
The jewel Bough had left on the veld had belonged to him once.
The veld over the entire Cape Colony is overgrown with bushes (scrub).The Peace Negotiations
J. D. Kestell
Word Origin for veld
Word Origin and History for veld
1785, South African, from older Dutch veldt (see field (n.)).
- An extensive, treeless grassland of southern Africa.