cam·​po | \ ˈkam-(ˌ)pō How to pronounce campo (audio) , ˈkäm- How to pronounce campo (audio) \
plural campos

Definition of campo

: a grassland plain in South America with scattered perennial herbs

Examples of campo in a Sentence

vaqueros driving their herd of cattle across the campo
Recent Examples on the Web The German synagogue was constructed by a group of Ashkenazi Jews with five large windows that overlook the ghetto’s central square, or campo. New York Times, 4 May 2022 Vasquez is the youngest artist in the show, and his paintings show the joy of lively gatherings in the campo (meaning rural areas or the countryside in Spanish-speaking countries and within the Latinx diaspora). CNN, 31 Aug. 2021 Like many Puerto Ricans born in the campo (boondocks) or born before the 1950s, birth dates and timelines are a blurred suggestion. Illyanna Maisonet, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 May 2018 The Cordillera Blanca, a snowy mountain range in northern Peru, has the ayudantes de campo, or field helpers, in Spanish. Nicholas Casey, New York Times, 26 Jan. 2018 Also involved have been the groups representing descendants and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, which runs the hospital built atop a 19th-century campo santo. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, 24 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of campo

1863, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for campo

American Spanish, from Spanish, field, from Latin campus

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Last Updated

17 May 2022

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“Campo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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