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.
Savannahs are clear pieces of land without woods.Dampier.
(Bot.), a West Indian name for several climbing apocyneous plants of the genus Echites. --
(Zol.), an American sparrow (Ammodramus sandwichensis or Passerculus savanna) of which several varieties are found on grassy plains from Alaska to the Eastern United States. --
(Bot.), a name of two West Indian trees of the genus Citharexylum.
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