pampa

noun pam·pa \ ˈpam-pə , ˈpäm- \

Definition of pampa

plural pampas play \ˈpam-pəz, -pəs, ˈpäm-\
: an extensive generally grass-covered plain of temperate South America east of the Andes : prairie

Examples of pampa in a Sentence

  1. a folktale about gauchos on the pampas

Origin and Etymology of pampa

American Spanish, from Quechua



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