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altiplano

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noun, al·ti·pla·no \ˌal-ti-ˈplä-(ˌ)nō\

Definition of altiplano

plural altiplanos

  1. :  a high plateau or plain :  tableland



Examples of altiplano in a sentence

  1. <a cold wind from the Andes swept across the altiplano>



Origin of altiplano

American Spanish, from Latin altus + planum plain


First Known Use: 1919

Rhymes with altiplano


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