Definition of sweetveld in English:

sweetveld

noun

South African
  • 1[mass noun] Land on which plants providing nutritious grazing grow.

    • ‘The 50% and 33% limits are based on field experience that in sourveld the maximum frequency of burning should not be more than biennial and in sweetveld triennial.’
    • ‘This is mainly sweetveld which makes grazing a pleasure Thisfarm is a mere 3 hours drive from Johannesburg.’
    • ‘It is a beautiful farm, mostly flat and sweetveld with your usual acacia trees and other species.’
    • ‘The game farm is located in the sweetveld area north of Ellisras.’
    • ‘Vegetation is typical Eastern Cape sweetveld and bush with the landscape and kloofs providing the ideal habitat for rare cycads, sneezewoods, yellowwoods, knobthorns and a variety of game.’
    • ‘It is always associated with sweetveld grasses - those grasses which remain palatable through the dry season - and provides much nitrogen to the soil through its root nodules and litterfall.’
    • ‘The distribution of sweetveld and sourveld in South Africa's grassland biome in relation to environmental factors Request Article’
    • ‘The area is regarded as prime grazing veld for cattle, forming part of the superior ‘smaldeel’ swathe of sweetveld.’
    • ‘The grasses and shrubs which thrive in these areas are generally highly palatable and of high nutritive value, hence the name sweetveld applied to the natural vegetation.’
    • ‘The sweetveld is found mainly in the eastern plains, whereas the sourveld is limited to the western regions.’
    • ‘The veld type is typical mountainous sweetveld with spekboom, wild plum, gwarri, wild olive, karee, grassland and riverine thorn thickets being the predominant vegetation types.’
    • ‘The return loop between Lower Sabie and Tshokwane, which traverses the sweetveld plains, proffers one of Kruger Park's best game driving areas.’
    • ‘This is the renowned sweetveld region, purchased by Liebigs (later Lemco) at the turn of the 20th century.’
    • ‘The Pan and the surrounding sweetveld savannah plains are home to more than 114 mammal and some 340 bird species.’
    1. 1.1 Nutritious vegetation.

Origin

Probably partly translating Dutch zoeteveld; compare with sourveld.

Pronunciation:

sweetveld

/ˈswiːtfɛlt/