vlaat, noun

Dutch, EnglishShow more Adaptation of Dutch vlakte, probably influenced by English flat.
vlakte sense 1 a.
1835 A. Steedman Wanderings I. 85I enjoyed my ride before breakfast across the Quagger vlaats, whence I proceeded to the Sunday River.
1853 F.P. Fleming Kaffraria 50As each driver may select his own path, these are often very numerous, and sometimes, on the plains or ‘Vlaats,’ where the roads cross over them, perhaps ten or twelve roadways diverge to the right and left.
1853 F.P. Fleming Kaffraria 73The finches are very beautiful little tenants of the ‘vlaats’ being generally of a black or dark purple colour.
vlakte1 a.

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