Definition of sourveld in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsaʊəvɛlt/


[mass noun] South African
Land covered with coarse vegetation, or the vegetation itself.
Example sentences
  • The sweetveld is found mainly in the eastern plains, whereas the sourveld is limited to the western regions.
  • On the second day participants traveled by bus through the north eastern mountain sourveld where extensive eucalyptus and pine plantations cover huge tracts of the Mpumalanga uplands.
  • The distribution of sweet- and sourveld does not seem to determined by base status itself, but by the concentration of phosphorous and the size of the eady mineralizable nitrogen pool in the soil.


Partial translation of South African Dutch zuurveld.

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