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veld

[velt, felt] /vɛlt, fɛlt/
noun
1.
the open country, bearing grass, bushes, or shrubs, or thinly forested, characteristic of parts of southern Africa.
Origin of veld
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Afrikaans < Dutch: field
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veld

/fɛlt; vɛlt/
noun
1.
elevated open grassland in Southern Africa See also bushveld, highveld, renosterveld Compare pampas, prairie, steppe
Word Origin
C19: from Afrikaans, from earlier Dutch veldtfield
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Word Origin and History for veld
n.

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

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veld in Science
veldt also veld
  (vělt, fělt)   
An extensive, treeless grassland of southern Africa.
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