- an extensive grassy plain with few trees.
Origin of llano
Examples from the Web for llano
It is mid-day, as filing up the pass, they reach the higher level of the Llano.The Lone Ranche
Captain Mayne Reid
They were formed after the Tertiary rocks of the Llano were laid down.North America
Israel C. Russell
The llano had appeared to them in its grandiose majesty, and a cry of delight had burst from breasts so long oppressed by fear.The Flying Horseman
Clouds of men from every point were sweeping across the llano toward the town.
On the llano fugitives and pursuers mingled as one in the human wave of confusion.
- an extensive grassy treeless plain, esp in South America
Word Origin and History for llano
1610s, American Spanish, "prairie," from Spanish llano "plain, even, level, smooth," ultimately from Latin planum "plain," from planus "smooth" (see plane (n.1)). Hence, llanero "a Latin-American cowboy" (1819), literally "plainsman."