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Pampa

[pam-puh] /ˈpæm pə/
noun
1.
a city in N Texas.

pampas

[pam-puh z; attributively pam-puh s; Spanish pahm-pahs] /ˈpæm pəz; attributively ˈpæm pəs; Spanish ˈpɑm pɑs/
plural noun, singular pampa
[pam-puh; Spanish pahm-pah] /ˈpæm pə; Spanish ˈpɑm pɑ/ (Show IPA)
1.
the vast grassy plains of southern South America, especially in Argentina.
Origin of pampas
1695-1705
1695-1705; < American Spanish, plural of pampa < Quechua: flat, unbounded plain
Related forms
pampean
[pam-pee-uh n, pam-pee-uh n] /pæmˈpi ən, ˈpæm pi ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the Web for Pampa
Historical Examples
  • It was towards evening, and we were journeying across the Pampa.

  • He directed Pampa to live in a pond, and pass by the name of Pampasarovara.

  • One man—a- 99 - brother of Camillo—had been killed and left on the Pampa.

    At Home with the Patagonians George Chaworth Musters
  • There is also the life of the Pampa, of which the principal feature is the Gaucho.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • Fourthly, the Pampa, which comprises the central and best known region.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • While Argentina lives on the Pampa, the Pampa lives on export.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • The attraction of the Pampa was felt as far as the frontiers.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • The soil of the Pampa is clayey and soft in the districts near the river.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • But the towns of the Pampa which have grown most rapidly are the ports.

    The Argentine Republic

    Pierre Denis
  • Count the grains of the sand on the Pampa, and you will have their number.

    Last of the Incas Gustave Aimard
British Dictionary definitions for Pampa

pampas

/ˈpæmpəz/
noun
1.
(functioning as singular or more often pl)
  1. the extensive grassy plains of temperate South America, esp in Argentina
  2. (as modifier): pampas dwellers
Derived Forms
pampean (ˈpæmpɪən; pæmˈpiːən) adjective
Word Origin
C18: from American Spanish pampa (sing), from Quechua bamba plain
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Word Origin and History for Pampa

pampas

n.

"large plains of South America," 1704, from Spanish pampas, plural of pampa, from Quechua (Peru) pampa "a plain."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Pampa in Science
pampa
  (pām'pə)   
An extensive, treeless grassland of southern South America.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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