Definitions

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  • n. A terrain of thick scrubby trees and bush in dense thickets, with grassy groundcover between.

Etymologies

Direct translation from Afrikaans bos: bush + veld: veld. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My experience has been that zebra are one of the most intelligent and difficult of all the plains game animals to hunt in bushveld conditions ... that being said I never particularly enjoyed hunting them.

    I hate to put down another shooter's game, but we've already broken the ice with canned hunts.

  • "The bushveld is a place where the human element indeed shrinks into utter insignificance, and grips you and subdues you and makes you one with yourself."

    Daily Slurp Gallery

  • Floral mapping of the nominated area recognizes 5 broad communities including the dolomite grasslands, andesite mountain bushveld, witwatersrand mountain bushveld, VD granite grassland and the riverine bushland.

    Vredefort Dome, South Africa

  • Kruger National Park's expansive bushveld is alive with grazing herds of elephant, Cape buffalo, zebra, giraffe, hippo and gorgeous lions, leopards and cheetahs.

    Giving it a Whirl

  • Mokgadi in the “river,” trying to use her African name to “bring new water” back to this dry bushveld.

    COMMUNITY EXPLORATION « Peace Corps South Africa

  • Teh sunrise ober teh bushveld, is laik nowear else awn erf. *sigh*

    I SUPPOSE U - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • (Note the distinct border between the village and bushveld; this is true for most rural villages in our area and really gives us the feel of being “way out there!”)

    The BIG three-zero! « Peace Corps South Africa

  • The sub-humid warm temperate mountain bushveld plant communities of the Pretoria-Witbank-Heidelberg area.

    Highveld grasslands

  • The ecoregion is bordered by the Drakensberg in the east, the arid Karoo and Kalahari in the west, and the low-lying bushveld to the north.

    Highveld grasslands

  • Several other mammals occur in Nigeria only on the Jos Plateau, including the bushveld horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus simulator), the high-crowned bat (Miniopterus inflatus), dark-eared climbing mouse (Dendromus melanotis), and the West African subspecies of klipspringer (Oreotragus oreotragus porteousi, EN).

    Jos Plateau forest-grassland mosaic

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