Definition of grassveld in English:

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grassveld

Pronunciation: /ˈɡrɑːsfɛlt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

[mass noun] South African
Uncultivated land on which the dominant vegetation type is indigenous grass.
Example sentences
  • Dung beetle sampling was done in four different localities within two different habitat types, a grassveld area and a bushveld (savanna) area.
  • Within the moist tall grassveld rainfall is about 1 000 mm a year or more.
  • The wide open grassveld is the ideal place to see larks and pipits.

Origin

Partly translating Afrikaans grasveld 'prairie'.

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