Savanna Sa*van"na, n. [Of American Indian origin; cf. Sp. sabana, F. savane.] A tract of level land covered with the vegetable growth usually found in a damp soil and warm climate, -- as grass or reeds, -- but destitute of trees. [Spelt also {savannah}.] [1913 Webster]

Savannahs are clear pieces of land without woods. --Dampier. [1913 Webster]

{Savanna flower} (Bot.), a West Indian name for several climbing apocyneous plants of the genus {Echites}.

{Savanna sparrow} (Zo["o]l.), an American sparrow ({Ammodramus sandwichensis} or {Passerculus savanna}) of which several varieties are found on grassy plains from Alaska to the Eastern United States.

{Savanna wattle} (Bot.), a name of two West Indian trees of the genus {Citharexylum}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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