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gebroken veld, noun phrase

Origin:
South African DutchShow more South African Dutch, gebroken ‘broken’, mixed + veld uncultivated vegetation (used as pasture).
mixed veld. Also occasionally a partial translation of broken veld.
1856 Cape of G.H. Almanac & Annual Register 291Orange Free State...The pasturage of these plains..is principally what is termed in the colony ‘gebroken veld,’ or a mixture of sour and sweet grass.
1988 P.E. Raper tr. of R.J. Gordon’s Cape Trav. 1777–86 I. 114The landscape [consists of] gebroken veld, friable, reddish clayey soil, generally a slightly inclining slope, many mouse-holes, ganna bushes, thorn bushes and mesembryanthemums.
mixed veld. Also occasionally a partial translation of broken veld.

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