Savanna meaning

sə-vănə
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A flat, grass-covered area of tropical or subtropical regions, nearly treeless in some places but generally having a mix of widely spaced trees and bushes. Savannas have distinct wet and dry seasons, with the mix of vegetation dependent primarily on the relative length of the two seasons.
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The definition of a savanna is a grassy flat land without many trees in a tropical or subtropical region.

An example of a savanna is a plain in Africa.

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A treeless plain or a grassland characterized by scattered trees, esp. in tropical or subtropical regions having seasonal rains.
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A tropical grassland with scattered trees.
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A flat grassland of tropical or subtropical regions.
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A female given name of modern usage, variant of Savannah.
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Origin of savanna

  • Obsolete Spanish çavana from Taíno zabana

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish sabana, from Taino.

    From Wiktionary