pampa

noun
pam·​pa | \ ˈpam-pə How to pronounce pampa (audio) , ˈpäm- How to pronounce pampa (audio) \
plural pampas\ ˈpam-​pəz How to pronounce pampa (audio) , -​pəs , ˈpäm-​ How to pronounce pampa (audio) \

Definition of pampa

: 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

First Known Use of pampa

1674, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pampa

American Spanish, from Quechua

Learn More About pampa

Dictionary Entries Near pampa

Pamlico

pampa

Pampangan

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for pampa

Cite this Entry

“Pampa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pampa. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on pampa

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about pampa

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!