[velt, felt]
the open country, bearing grass, bushes, or shrubs, or thinly forested, characteristic of parts of southern Africa.
Also, veldt.

1795–1805; < Afrikaans < Dutch: field Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
veld or veldt (fɛlt, vɛlt, fɛlt, vɛlt)
bushveld highveld See also renosterveld pampas prairie Compare steppe elevated open grassland in Southern Africa
[C19: from Afrikaans, from earlier Dutch veldtfield]
veldt or veldt
[C19: from Afrikaans, from earlier Dutch veldtfield]

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Word Origin & History

South African grassland, 1785, from Afrikaans, from older Du. veld "field;" related to Eng. field (n.).
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Science Dictionary
veldt also veld   (vělt, fělt)  Pronunciation Key 
An extensive, treeless grassland of southern Africa.
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Encyclopedia Britannica


name given to various types of open country in Southern Africa that is used for pasturage and farmland. To most South African farmers today the "veld" refers to the land they work, much of which has long since ceased to be "natural."

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Example sentences
In the veldt you live life more from the perspective of survival and being part of the natural system.
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