llano

[ lah-noh; Spanish yah-naw ]
/ ˈlɑ noʊ; Spanish ˈyɑ nɔ /

noun, plural lla·nos [lah-nohz; Spanish yah-naws] /ˈlɑ noʊz; Spanish ˈyɑ nɔs/. (in the southwestern U.S. and Spanish America)

an extensive grassy plain with few trees.

Origin of llano

1605–15; < Spanish: a plain < Latin plānus plain1
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llano

/ (ˈlɑːnəʊ, Spanish ˈʎano) /

noun plural -nos (-nəʊz, Spanish -nɔs)

an extensive grassy treeless plain, esp in South America

Word Origin for llano

C17: Spanish, from Latin plānum level ground
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Word Origin and History for llano

llano


n.

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."

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