bush·​veld | \ ˈbu̇sh-ˌfelt How to pronounce bushveld (audio) \

Definition of bushveld

: veld of southern Africa with abundant shrubby and often thorny vegetation

Examples of bushveld in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once this bushveld stretched wild over half of the country, but today it has been largely partitioned off and contained behind tall fences. Lois Parshley, Scientific American, "How Climate Change Is Making It Harder to Predict Outbreaks," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of bushveld

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bushveld

partial translation of Afrikaans bosveld, from bos bush + veld

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The first known use of bushveld was in 1844

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“Bushveld.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bushveld. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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