the open country, bearing grass, bushes, or shrubs, or thinly forested, characteristic of parts of southern Africa.
Origin of veld
< Dutch: field
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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).
British Dictionary definitions for veld
Word Origin for veld
C19: from Afrikaans, from earlier Dutch veldt field
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Word Origin and History for veld
1785, South African, from older Dutch veldt (see field (n.)).
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An extensive, treeless grassland of southern Africa.
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