savanna

[ UK /sævˈænɐ/ ]
[ US /səˈvænə/ ]
NOUN
  1. a flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions
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How To Use savanna In A Sentence

  • Northern migratory species winter in the savanna, such as spotted sandpiper Actitis macularia, barn swallow Hirundo rustica and blackpoll warbler Dendroica striata. Canaima National Park, Venezuela
  • Although the zebra long since retired to that savannah in the sky, and his owner herself is more than 30 years gone, the eccentric Winmill might be gratified to know that her phaetons and surreys, curricles and landaulets still command attention.
  • Scattered trees, mainly acacias and junipers, dot the savanna.
  • Even the ostrich squawk as they make their way across the sandvelt to open marshlands and savannahs dotted with acacia, baobab trees and wild sage bushes.
  • The aerie overlooked a savannah of cubicles with shelves lined with gizmos, yurtlike conference rooms, and countless microkitchens equipped with goodie-stuffed fridges and high-end espresso machines. In the Plex
  • This form developed bipedalism and other adaptations to the newly opening arid savannah landscape and eventually became the ancestor of man.
  • As has been argued previously, savannas may represent a unique biome where predictions developed for grasslands or forests may not directly apply, and more research into the dynamics of these interesting biomes is clearly needed.
  • The kingela tree found in the savanna is fast-growing and is therefore a symbol of fertility for the Nkanu.
  • They went to Savannah, to the live-oaks and palmettoes and quiet old squares. The Job An American Novel
  • The area supports a number of species locally threatened or at their biogeographic limits, including golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, prairie falcon Falco mexicanus, ferruginous hawk Buteo regalis, loggerhead shrike Lanius ludovicianus, merlin Falco columbarius, Brewers sparrow Spizella breweri and grasshopper sparrow Ammodramus savannarum. Dinosaur Provincial Park, Canada
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