noun \sə-ˈva-nə\

: a large flat area of land with grass and very few trees especially in Africa and South America

Full Definition of SAVANNA

:  a treeless plain especially in Florida
a :  a tropical or subtropical grassland (as of eastern Africa or northern South America) containing scattered trees and drought-resistant undergrowth
b :  a temperate grassland with scattered trees (as oaks)

Variants of SAVANNA

sa·van·na also sa·van·nah \sə-ˈva-nə\

Origin of SAVANNA

Spanish zavana, from Taino zabana
First Known Use: 1555

Other Ecology Terms

Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, carbon footprint, crepuscular, niche, sere, symbiosis, taiga, tundra


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