Part of speech: noun

A vast plain devoid of forest, as in Siberia.

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Usage examples "steppe":

  1. This road was deep in snow, and nearly hidden; but across the steppe were to be seen tracks of horses each day renewed. - "The Daughter of the Commandant", Alexksandr Sergeevich Pushkin.
  2. I was tramping along a Black Sea road one night, and was wondering where I should find a shelter, when suddenly a little voice cried out to me from the darkness of the steppe. - "A Tramp's Sketches", Stephen Graham.
  3. He had taken this handkerchief from the body of the nameless rider who was now lying alone on the steppe twelve miles away. - "The Sowers", Henry Seton Merriman.