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bushveld, noun

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Also bush veldt.
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AfrikaansShow more Partial translation of Afrikaans bosveld, see bosveld.
1. Usually with initial capital, the Bushveld: the hot and dry region of the Northern Transvaal and Eastern Transvaal, the low-lying part of which is also called the lowveld; the Bosveld, see bosveld sense 1 b. Also attributive.
1878 A. Aylward Tvl of Today 44It is unnecessary for me here to go at great length into the distinction of Highveld and Bushveld. It is sufficient for the purpose of this narrative to state that northward and eastward from Lydenberg, Bushveld and Lowveld are convertible terms.
1987 C. Hope Hottentot Room 45Mona May was a brilliant young high-jumper from the Bushveld, who at sixteen had already cleared just under two metres and trained, it was said, back home by competing against a tame springbok.
2. Countryside composed largely of bush, often of a thorny or scrubby character; bosveld sense 2. See also bush noun1 sense 3.
1882 C. Du Val With Show through Sn Afr. I. 267It is necessary to ‘trek’ with the stock for some months to other pasturages in the ‘bush Veld’, where the herbage retains its sweetness and freshness.
1989 Weekend Post 7 Oct. 3It was considered vital to conserve the Baviaanskloof because it was the meeting place of four major veld types — mountain fynbos, valley bushveld, Knysna forest and Cape grassveld.
3. combination.
bushveld prawn [probably a translation of Afrikaans bosveld-garnaal, see bosveld sense 3], mopani worm (see mopani sense 3).
1986 Sunday Star 8 June 5‘Bushveld prawns’ or, more accurately, mopani worms.
1991 Personality 6 May 24A peculiar little bushveld delicacy called, aptly, bosveld garnale (bushveld prawns). Or, brace yourselves, otherwise known as mopani worms.
the hot and dry region of the Northern Transvaal and Eastern Transvaal, the low-lying part of which is also called the lowveld; the Bosveld, see bosveld1 b. Also attributive.
Countryside composed largely of bush, often of a thorny or scrubby character; bosveld2.
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Hence bushvelder /ˈbʊʃfeldə/ noun, an inhabitant of the bushveld; bosvelder, see bosveld. Cf. Lowvelder (see lowveld).
1976 V. Rosenberg Sunflower 44Herman Bosman..was distinctly a transient, whose almost discourteous lack of interest in the socio-cutural activities of the Bushveld..widened the gulf between him and the adult Bushvelders.

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