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[kahn-poo s] /ˈkɑ̃ pʊs/
a city in E Brazil, near Rio de Janeiro.


[kam-poh, kahm-] /ˈkæm poʊ, ˈkɑm-/
noun, plural campos.
(in South America) an extensive, nearly level grassland plain.
Origin of campo
1605-15; < Spanish < Latin campus field Unabridged
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  • The herds which found no buyers were sent to the Campos de afuera.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • We have called the Autonomists at this time the best friends of Campos.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 4 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • They had deserted and betrayed Campos, and had been ignored by Weyler.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 4 Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • The pledge was a sacred one, and no doubt Campos meant honestly to keep it.

    The Greater Republic Charles Morris
  • It is said that Santocildes sacrificed his own life to save that of his friend and superior, Campos.

    Cuba Arthur D. Hall
  • Campos lay in wait for Maceo's forces at a point between Coliseo and Lumidero.

    Cuba Arthur D. Hall
  • Campos knew that he had once more been foiled, and he gave the order to retreat at once.

    Cuba Arthur D. Hall
British Dictionary definitions for Campos


/Portuguese ˈkəːmpuʃ/
a city in E Brazil, in E Rio de Janeiro state on the Paraíba River. Pop: 388 000 (2005 est)


noun (pl) -pos
(often pl) level or undulating savanna country, esp in the uplands of Brazil
Word Origin
American Spanish, from Latin campus
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