Meaning of “steppe” in the English Dictionary

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"steppe" in British English

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steppenoun [ C usually plural, U ]

uk /step/ us /step/

a large area of land with grass but no trees, especially in eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia:

These people have lived for centuries on the Russian steppes.

(Definition of “steppe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)