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From obsolete Dutch veldt (“field") (now veld), from Proto-Germanic *fulþuz, *felþą. Doublette with English field.
Afrikaans from Middle Dutch field pelə-2 in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
On the low veld cotton is grown.
A conspicuous veld plant is the orange and crimson leonotis, growing 6 ft.
The low veld east of the Drakensberg begins at about 3000 ft.
The low veld is everywhere covered with scrub, and water is scarce, the rivers being often dry in the winter season.
Over the greater part of the plains little now grows save veld, the coarse long grass of South Africa.
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