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  1. veld, veldt(noun)

    elevated open grassland in southern Africa


  1. veld(Noun)

    The open pasture land of South Africa.

  2. Origin: From obsolete veldt (now veld), from fulþuz ( > English field).


  1. Veld

    The term veld, sometimes anachronistically spelled veldt in English, is a generic term used to define certain wide open rural spaces of Southern Africa. It is used in particular to refer to flatter areas or districts covered in grass or low scrub, especially in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia. A certain sub-tropical woodland ecoregion of Southern Africa has been officially defined as the Bushveld by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Wildfires are common in the veld and are referred to as "veld fires".

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