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steppe

noun \ˈstep\

: a large, flat area of land with grass and very few trees especially in eastern Europe and Asia

Full Definition of STEPPE

1
:  one of the vast usually level and treeless tracts in southeastern Europe or Asia
2
:  arid land with xerophilous vegetation found usually in regions of extreme temperature range and loess soil

Examples of STEPPE

  1. <nomads have long grazed yaks on the steppes of Mongolia>

Origin of STEPPE

Russian step'
First Known Use: 1671

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

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