paramo

noun
pa·​ra·​mo | \ ˈpärəˌmō \
plural -s

Definition of paramo

: a high bleak plateau or district (as in the Andes) specifically : alpine meadow of northern and western South American uplands

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History and Etymology for paramo

American Spanish páramo, from Spanish, wasteland

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“Paramo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paramo. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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