- a city in N Texas.
[pam-puh z; attributively pam-puh s; Spanish pahm-pahs]
- the vast grassy plains of southern South America, especially in Argentina.
Origin of pampas
1695–1705; < American Spanish, plural of pampa < Quechua: flat, unbounded plain
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Examples from the Web for pampa
It was towards evening, and we were journeying across the pampa.Our Home in the Silver West
He directed Pampa to live in a pond, and pass by the name of Pampasarovara.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
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.
Fourthly, the Pampa, which comprises the central and best known region.
- (functioning as singular or more often plural)
- the extensive grassy plains of temperate South America, esp in Argentina
- (as modifier)pampas dwellers
C18: from American Spanish pampa (sing), from Quechua bamba plain
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Word Origin and History for pampa
"large plains of South America," 1704, from Spanish pampas, plural of pampa, from Quechua (Peru) pampa "a plain."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An extensive, treeless grassland of southern South America.
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