pam·​pa ˈpam-pə How to pronounce pampa (audio) ˈpäm- How to pronounce pampa (audio)
plural pampas ˈpam-pəz How to pronounce pampa (audio)
ˈpäm- How to pronounce pampa (audio)
: an extensive generally grass-covered plain of temperate South America east of the Andes : prairie

Examples of pampa in a Sentence

a folktale about gauchos on the pampas
Recent Examples on the Web Shop vibrant blooms like coral daisies, autumn sunflowers and golden yarrow, plus grass stems like pampas, wheat and bunny tails. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 13 June 2023

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Word History


American Spanish, from Quechua

First Known Use

1674, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pampa was in 1674

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“Pampa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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pam·​pa ˈpam-pə How to pronounce pampa (audio)
plural pampas -pəz How to pronounce pampa (audio) -pəs How to pronounce pampa (audio)
: a wide generally grass-covered plain of South America

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