Definition of savannah noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also savanna) noun
BrE BrE//səˈvænə//
; NAmE NAmE//səˈvænə//
[countable, uncountable]
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a wide flat open area of land, especially in Africa, that is covered with grass but has few trees Mount Kilimanjaro rises straight up out of the African savannah. compare veld Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Spanish sabana, from Taino zavana.
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