savanna


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.]
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         Savannahs are clear pieces of land without woods.
                                                  --Dampier.
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   Savanna flower (Bot.), a West Indian name for several
      climbing apocyneous plants of the genus Echites.

   Savanna sparrow (Zool.), 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.
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