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
Savannahs are clear pieces land without woods.
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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