sandveld, noun

Forms:
Also zandveld, and with initial capital.
Origin:
Afrikaans, South African Dutch, DutchShow more Afrikaans, earlier South African Dutch zandveld, from Dutch zand sand + veld terrain, (open) undeveloped countryside.
1. Land characterized by dry, sandy soil. Also attributive.
[1824 W.J. Burchell Trav. II. 242The plains on the other side [of the Langeberg] are called by the name of Zandveld.]
1993 [see sour fig].
2. With initial capital, usually attributive, in the Special Combination Sandveld chair [so called because usually made in the Sandveld, a region of the Western Cape named for its characteristic soil type], a country chair of simple design, made of indigenous woods, especially lemon wood.
1973 M.A. Cook Cape Kitchen 9A low kitchen chair of the ‘Sandveld’ type.
1987 Cape Times 19 Dec. 3 (advt)Antique Oregon pine 8-seater table with turned legs,..Sandveld riempie chair.
Land characterized by dry, sandy soil. Also attributive.
, a country chair of simple design, made of indigenous woods, especially lemon wood.

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