Definition of thornveld in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈθɔːnvɛlt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[mass noun] South African
Land on which the vegetation consists mainly of thorny trees and bushes.
Example sentences
  • Stutt is an easy 45-minute run from the coast through thornveld and farming areas.
  • It has an incredible biodiversity including savannah, grasslands, thornveld and tall acacia trees.
  • The area comprises of thornveld, with forest patches along the cliffs and drainage lines.


From thorn + Afrikaans veld (see veld).

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