We never made any attempt to enumerate the divers species of palms that were ever in view from the paramo to the ocean.
paramo, the name given to an elevated track of desert on the Andes.
The cold wind of the paramo luckily caught the pursuers on the top of the pass.
But to remain in a paramo during the night, even though thus protected, is often a painful ordeal.
He had worked diggings outside the paramo claim, using common sluice boxes.
paramo (a desert) is the treeless, uninhabited, uncultivated rolling steppes just below the snow-limit.
We crossed the paramo in safety, and continued our journey for several days without any further adventure.
The peasants living on the paramo, although lightly clad, did not seem to be affected by the cold.
A 'paramo' in the Andes is a district some 1700 or 2000 fathoms high, where vegetation ceases, and the cold is piercing.
It was not strange, then, that they should give exaggerated accounts of the cold of the paramo or of the suffering it induces.