- a high, cold plateau of South America.
Origin of paramo
1750–60; < American Spanish; Spanish páramo barren plain; presumably of pre-Latin orig.
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Examples from the Web for paramo
“We must be prepared to push rapidly across the Paramo,” observed Padillo.In New Granada
Paramo, the name given to an elevated track of desert on the Andes.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Edited by Rev. James Wood
All writers but one agree with Paramo on the subject of the establishment of the Inquisition in Portugal.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 6 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
But to remain in a paramo during the night, even though thus protected, is often a painful ordeal.
After the account I had heard from the doctor, I begged of Kanimapo that he would not conduct us through a paramo.
- a high plateau in the Andes between the tree line and the permanent snow line
C18: American Spanish, from Spanish: treeless plain
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