Definition of grassveld in English:



mass nounSouth African
  • Uncultivated land on which the dominant vegetation type is indigenous grass.

    • ‘Within the moist tall grassveld rainfall is about 1 000 mm a year or more.’
    • ‘The Cape Hare prefers to live in dry, open grassveld.’
    • ‘Dung beetle sampling was done in four different localities within two different habitat types, a grassveld area and a bushveld (savanna) area.’
    • ‘The terrain consists mainly of gently undulating sour grassveld with some hilly terrain, rocky outcrops and sheer cliffs.’
    • ‘The wide open grassveld is the ideal place to see larks and pipits.’


Partly translating Afrikaans grasveld ‘prairie’.