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Bokkeveld, noun

Forms:
Bocke-veld, Boke-veldShow more Formerly also Bocke-veld, Boke-veld, Bokkeveldt, Bokveld, and with small initial.
Origin:
South African DutchShow more From Bokkeveld, name of region in the Western Cape, from South African Dutch, bokke combining form of bok goat, antelope + veld open, undeveloped countryside; see also veld sense 2 c.
Usually attributive, in combination, and in phrases: Bokkeveld bed, Bokkeveld Series, Bokkeveld times (Geology), designating a geological group of the Cape System comprised of alternating beds of shale and sandstone, situated in the valleys between the Cape fold-mountains, and dating from the Lower Devonian age; Bokkeveld Karoo, that part of the Karoo closest to the Bokkeveld (or Ceres district); see also Karoo sense 1 a and b.
Note:
The area known as the Bokkeveld is comprised of the Warm (Afrikaans Warme) Bokkeveld, the lower-lying basin surrounding the town of Ceres, and the Cold (Afrikaans Koue) Bokkeveld, the higher-lying area to the north of that town.
[1790 tr. of F. Le Vaillant’s Trav. II. 446I quitted Verkeerde Valey on the twenty-first, and was now entering into another country, the Boke-veld, (plain of spring-bok).]
1988 Smuts & Alberts Forgotten Highway through Ceres & Bokkeveld 21To the north the circle is completed by the outlying hills of the Cold Bokkeveld, which are crossed..by a route..to that desert gate of the Bokkeveld Karoo well named Karoo Poort.
Bokkeveld bed, Bokkeveld Series, Bokkeveld times (Geology), designating a geological group of the Cape System comprised of alternating beds of shale and sandstone, situated in the valleys between the Cape fold-mountains, and dating from the Lower Devonian age; Bokkeveld Karoo, that part of the Karoo closest to the Bokkeveld (or Ceres district);
Derivatives:
Hence Bokkevelder noun, one from the Bokkeveld.
1957 L.G. Green Beyond City Lights 144Lichtenstein noted the strength and active habits of the Bokkevelders, and put it down to the healthy climate.

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