plural noun, singular pam·pa [pam-puh; Spanish pahm-pah] /ˈpæm pə; Spanish ˈpɑm pɑ/.
Origin of pampas
Related Words for pampaspasture, prairie, plain, steppe, savanna, field, range, llano, sward, veldt, campo, swarth
Examples from the Web for pampas
Historical Examples of pampas
His plane, slow though it was, would carry him to the pampas.
The Egyptian cat and the Pampas cat are sandy or earth-coloured.
This very striking when we think of cattle of Pampas, plants ?The Foundations of the Origin of Species
Were they wild beasts from the Pampas, or herds of llamas and vicunas?
A long while ago; the sun has brought two summers since then to the Pampas.
- the extensive grassy plains of temperate South America, esp in Argentina
- (as modifier)pampas dwellers
Word Origin for pampas
"large plains of South America," 1704, from Spanish pampas, plural of pampa, from Quechua (Peru) pampa "a plain."