Savannah

[suh-van-uh]
noun
1.
a seaport in E Georgia, near the mouth of the Savannah River.
2.
a river flowing SE from E Georgia along most of the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina and into the Atlantic. 314 miles (505 km) long.
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savanna or savannah (səˈvænə)
 
n
open grasslands, usually with scattered bushes or trees, characteristic of much of tropical Africa
 
[C16: from Spanish zavana, from Taino zabana]
 
savannah or savannah
 
n
 
[C16: from Spanish zavana, from Taino zabana]

Savannah (səˈvænə)
 
n
1.  a port in the US, in E Georgia, near the mouth of the Savannah River: port of departure of the Savannah for Liverpool (1819), the first steamship to cross the Atlantic. Pop: 127 573 (2003 est)
2.  a river in the southeastern US, formed by the confluence of the Tugaloo and Seneca Rivers in NW South Carolina: flows southeast to the Atlantic. Length: 505 km (314 miles)

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savannah
"treeless plain," 1555, from Sp. sabana, earlier zavana "treeless plain," from Taino (Arawakan) zabana. In U.S. use, "a tract of low-lying marshy ground" (1671).
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savanna or savannah   (sə-vān'ə)  Pronunciation Key 
A flat, grass-covered area of tropical or subtropical regions, nearly treeless in some places but generally having a mix of widely spaced trees and bushes. Savannas have distinct wet and dry seasons, with the mix of vegetation dependent primarily on the relative length of the two seasons.
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savannah

vegetation type that grows under hot, seasonally dry climatic conditions and is characterized by an open tree canopy (i.e., scattered trees) above a continuous tall grass understory. The largest areas of savanna are found in Africa, South America, Australia, India, the Myanmar-Thailand region, and Madagascar. Their distribution is shown in

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