or veldt

[ velt, felt ]
/ vɛlt, fɛlt /


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

Origin of veld

1795–1805; < Afrikaans < Dutch: field Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for veldt



/ (fɛlt, vɛlt) /


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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Science definitions for veldt


An extensive, treeless grassland of southern Africa.

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