savanna


savanna
also savannah noun Etymology: Spanish zavana, from Taino zabana Date: 1555 1. a treeless plain especially in Florida 2. a. a tropical or subtropical grassland (as of eastern Africa or northern South America) containing scattered trees and drought-resistant undergrowth b. a temperate grassland with scattered trees (as oaks)

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  • Savanna — (engl. für Savanne ) bezeichnet: eine Kleinstadt in Illinois, siehe Savanna (Illinois) Mazda Savanna, ein Automobil einen südafrikanischen Cider, siehe Savanna (Getränk) ferner ist Savanna ein Vorname: Savanna Samson, eine Pornodarstellerin Siehe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Savanna — Savanna, OK U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 730 Housing Units (2000): 354 Land area (2000): 1.400910 sq. miles (3.628340 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.009146 sq. miles (0.023688 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.410056 sq. miles (3.652028 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Savanna, IL — U.S. city in Illinois Population (2000): 3542 Housing Units (2000): 1790 Land area (2000): 2.608884 sq. miles (6.756979 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.093646 sq. miles (0.242541 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.702530 sq. miles (6.999520 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Savanna, OK — U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 730 Housing Units (2000): 354 Land area (2000): 1.400910 sq. miles (3.628340 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.009146 sq. miles (0.023688 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.410056 sq. miles (3.652028 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Savanna — Savanna, Stadt im nordamerikan. Staat Illinois, am Mississippi, Bahnknotenpunkt, mit Schifffahrt, Produktenhandel und (1900) 3325 Einw …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Savanna — Savanna, Savannah englischer Name, Bedeutung angelehnt an die gleichnamige Stadt in den USA. Besonders in den USA verbreitet …   Deutsch namen

  • savanna — / savannah [n] grassland grassy field, llano, meadow, pasturage, pasture, plain, prairie, steppe, veldt; concept 509 …   New thesaurus

  • savanna — or savannah [sə van′ə] n. [Sp sabana, earlier zavana < the Taino name] a treeless plain or a grassland characterized by scattered trees, esp. in tropical or subtropical regions having seasonal rains …   English World dictionary

  • savanna — /seuh van euh/, n. 1. a plain characterized by coarse grasses and scattered tree growth, esp. on the margins of the tropics where the rainfall is seasonal, as in eastern Africa. 2. grassland region with scattered trees, grading into either open… …   Universalium

  • Savanna — A savanna or savannah is a tropical or subtropical grassland or woodland ecosystem. [ [http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/242157/grass savanna grass savanna] , Britannica Online Encyclopedia] Savannas are characterised by the trees being… …   Wikipedia


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