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Hooge Veld, noun phrase

Forms:
Also Hooge Veldt.
Origin:
South African Dutch, DutchShow more South African Dutch, from Dutch hoge attributive form of hoog high + veld, veldt open, undeveloped countryside.
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highveld sense a.
1856 Cape of G.H. Almanac & Annual Register 291What the farmers term the ‘hoogeveld’..is covered with a sour wiry grass.
1907 J.P. Fitzpatrick Jock of Bushveld (Glossary) 470Highveld, properly Hoogeveld (D), high country; the plateau, about 5000 to 6000 ft. above sea-level.
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