bushveld

noun

bush·​veld ˈbu̇sh-ˌfelt How to pronounce bushveld (audio)
: veld of southern Africa with abundant shrubby and often thorny vegetation

Examples of bushveld in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s an entire bushveld chorus that most people miss out on. Richard Holmes, Fortune, 14 Sep. 2021 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, 1 May 2018

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Word History

Etymology

partial translation of Afrikaans bosveld, from bos bush + veld

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 15 Apr. 2024.

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