Definition of "savanna" [sa•van•na]

  • A flat grassland of tropical or subtropical regions. (noun)

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Use "savanna" in a sentence
  • "The savanna is broken by gallery forests which extend up mountainside ravines between 1,000 m and 1,600 m."
  • "The unique high altitude grassland or montane savanna is dominated by Loudetia kagerensis on the summits."
  • "The piedmont savanna is patchy, varying according to its degree of laterization and pan-development; in places it is marshy overlying rock pavement."