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sa·van·na

also sa·van·nah  (sə-văn′ə)
n.
A grassland with scattered tree growth, especially in a tropical or subtropical region.

[Obsolete Spanish çavana, from Taíno zabana.]

savanna

(səˈvænə) or

savannah

n
(Physical Geography) open grasslands, usually with scattered bushes or trees, characteristic of much of tropical Africa
[C16: from Spanish zavana, from Taino zabana]

sa•van•na

or sa•van•nah

(səˈvæn ə)

n., pl. -nas or -nahs.
a plain characterized by coarse grasses and scattered tree growth, esp. on the margins of the tropics where the rainfall is seasonal, as in E Africa.
[1545–55; earlier zavana < Sp (now sabana) < Taino zabana]

sa·van·na

also sa·van·nah (sə-văn′ə)
A flat, treeless grassland of warm regions.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.savanna - a flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regionssavanna - a flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions
grassland - land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
Translations
سَوانَه: مَرْج عُشْبي وأشْجار قَليلَه
savanni
savana
szavanna

savanna(h)

nSavanne f

savanna(h)

(səˈvӕnə) noun
a grassy plain with few trees. the savanna(h)s of Central America.
References in classic literature ?
And as upon the invasion of their valleys, the frosty Swiss have retreated to their mountains; so, hunted from the savannas and glades of the middle seas, the whale-bone whales can at last resort to their Polar citadels, and diving under the ultimate glassy barriers and walls there, come up among icy fields and floes; and in a charmed circle of everlasting December, bid defiance to all pursuit from man.
The sufferings of the travellers among these savage mountains were extreme: for a part of the time they were nearly starved; at length, they made their way through them, and came down upon the plains of New California, a fertile region extending along the coast, with magnificent forests, verdant savannas, and prairies that looked like stately parks.
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Meanwhile, a small but growing firm called Savanna Partners is diving into the commercial office market headfirst, with a half-dozen debt acquisitions in the past 12 months, and plans for several more by the end of 2011.
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The champion bur oak is a living connection to the now lost and mostly forgotten Bluegrass Plain savanna, a relic plant community produced by the last ice age and maintained by browsing deer and elk and the thundering hooves of great bison herds.
The elephants in Africa's tropical forests don't reach the size of savanna inhabitants.
And it is also partially due to the fact that most savanna ecosystems in North America were long ago converted to other uses or ecosystem types.