Definition of bushveld in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbʊʃfɛlt/
Pronunciation: /ˈbʊʃvɛlt/


(the Bushveld)
1A region in the hot dry north-east of South Africa and adjoining countries.
Example sentences
  • The children were mesmerised with how unique, in the context of world resorts, this one in the Bushveld of South Africa's north-west province was.
  • The Bushveld, the Great Dyke, and Tellnes are places where such deposits are exploited.
  • Later, in 1937, he also discovered and developed huge chrome deposits associated with the platinum ore at Wintersveld in the Bushveld.
1.1 [mass noun] The type of vegetation of the Bushveld, dominated by low-growing thorn trees and bush.
Example sentences
  • A tough palate and lots of viscous saliva enables giraffes to digest acacia thorns with ease, hence their wide distribution in savannah and thick bushveld in sub-Sahara Africa.
  • Scott said the industry had picked up in the past 10 years in the province, which boasts different habitats, from rain forest to valley bushveld.
  • The trees are tall, the gardens are beautiful, and the atmosphere feels almost bushveld, with the surrounding suburbs not always visible.


Late 19th century: from bush1 + veld, influenced by Afrikaans bosveld.

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