veld

or veldt

[ velt, felt ]
/ vɛlt, fɛlt /
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noun

the open country, bearing grass, bushes, or shrubs, or thinly forested, characteristic of parts of southern Africa.

Nearby words

  1. velasco ibarra, josé maría,
  2. velate,
  3. velation,
  4. velbert,
  5. velcro,
  6. velde,
  7. velde, van de,
  8. veldskoen,
  9. veldt,
  10. velella

Origin of veld

1795–1805; < Afrikaans < Dutch: field

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British Dictionary definitions for veld

veld

veldt

/ (fɛlt, vɛlt) /

noun

elevated open grassland in Southern AfricaSee also bushveld, highveld, renosterveld Compare pampas, prairie, steppe

Word Origin for veld

C19: from Afrikaans, from earlier Dutch veldt field

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Word Origin and History for veld

veld

n.

1785, South African, from older Dutch veldt (see field (n.)).

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Science definitions for veld

veldt

An extensive, treeless grassland of southern Africa.
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