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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.

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Origin of veld

1795–1805; <Afrikaans <Dutch: field
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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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