Definition of thornveld in English:

thornveld

noun

South African
  • [mass noun] Land on which the vegetation consists mainly of thorny trees and bushes.

    • ‘It has an incredible biodiversity including savannah, grasslands, thornveld and tall acacia trees.’
    • ‘A multidisciplinary study on the interaction of goats and cattle grazing on redsoil thornveld was started in 1989.’
    • ‘During the summer months, the reserve experiences a large influx of migrant species, particularly in the thornveld and dam shoreline habitats.’
    • ‘Stutt is an easy 45-minute run from the coast through thornveld and farming areas.’
    • ‘The area comprises of thornveld, with forest patches along the cliffs and drainage lines.’

Origin

From thorn + Afrikaans veld (see veld).

Pronunciation:

thornveld

/ˈθɔːnvɛlt/