Veld meaning

vĕlt, fĕlt
In S & E Africa, open, grassy country, with few bushes and trees; grassland.
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The open pasture land or grassland of South Africa.
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Any of the open grazing areas of southern Africa.
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Origin of veld

  • Afrikaans from Middle Dutch field pelə-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From obsolete Dutch veldt (“field") (now veld), from Proto-Germanic *fulþuz, *felþą. Doublette with English field.
    From Wiktionary