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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of the open grazing areas of southern Africa.

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  • noun The open pasture land of South Africa.

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  • noun elevated open grassland in southern Africa

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Afrikaans, from Middle Dutch, field; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

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From obsolete Dutch veldt (now veld), from Proto-Germanic *fulþuz, *felþan ( > English field).

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