pampa

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

Definition of pampa

: an extensive generally grass-covered plain of temperate South America east of the Andes : prairie

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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

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The first known use of pampa was in 1674

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“Pampa.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pampa. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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