steppe

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noun \ˈstep\

Definition of steppe

  1. 1 :  one of the vast usually level and treeless tracts in southeastern Europe or Asia

  2. 2 :  arid land with xerophilous vegetation found usually in regions of extreme temperature range and loess soil

Examples of steppe in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of steppe

Russian step'


First Known Use: 1671


STEPPE Defined for English Language Learners

steppe

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noun \ˈstep\

Definition of steppe for English Language Learners

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


STEPPE Defined for Kids

steppe

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noun \ˈstep\

Definition of steppe for Students

  1. :  land that is dry, rather level, mostly treeless, and covered with grass in regions (as parts of Asia and southeastern Europe) with usually hot summers and cold winters



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