or veldt

[velt, felt]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for veldt




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 veldt
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Science definitions for veldt


An extensive, treeless grassland of southern Africa.
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