Definition of Savanna

1. Noun. A flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions.

Exact synonyms: Savannah
Generic synonyms: Grassland



Definition of Savanna

1. n. 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.

Definition of Savanna

1. Proper noun. (place names female given name) of modern usage, variant of Savannah. ¹

2. Noun. A tropical grassland with scattered trees ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Savanna

1. a flat, treeless grassland [n -S]

Medical Definition of Savanna

1. A type of woodland characterised by a very open spacing between its trees and by intervening areas of grassland. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Savanna

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savagely
savageness
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savagism
savagisms
savaloy
savaloys
savanilla
savanna (current term)
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savarins
savate
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save
save-all

Literary usage of Savanna

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1. The Statutes at Large of South Carolina by South Carolina, Thomas Cooper, David James McCord (1841)
"AN ACT FOH ESTABLISHING A FERRY OVER THE RIVER savanna, ... River savanna ; «'id that there is a convenient landing place from the said river on the said ..."

2. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1894)
"savanna PINE (P. serotina Michx.) is also called short-leaf, and other names for it ... This land often appears to be on the point of becoming savanna land, ..."

3. Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois, 1814-1879 by Frank William Scott, Edmund Janes James (1910)
"The first issue printed in savanna was that of September 11, at which time the equipment of the Shannon Gazette was moved to savanna. ..."

4. Roraima and British Guiana: With a Glance at Bermuda, the West Indies, and by John Whetham Boddam-Whetham (1879)
"Hastening up an intercepting hill we looked down on an undulating savanna country, streaked here and there with forest belts. On our right towards the north ..."

5. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"The southernmost limit of the breeding range of the savanna Sparrow on the Atlantic coast is given by Ridgway (1901) as Connecticut, but there are specimens ..."

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