plural noun, singular pam·pa [pam-puh; Spanish pahm-pah] /ˈpæm pə; Spanish ˈpɑm pɑ/.
Origin of pampas
Definition for pampas (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for pampas
The existing animals of the pampas include the puma, the South American lion, while the birds are numerous.
The Egyptian cat and the Pampas cat are sandy or earth-coloured.Little Masterpieces of Science:|Various
The woods are full of them, and so are those vast prairies—the pampas.The Adventures of a Grain of Dust|Hallam Hawksworth
They were standing by the hedge of pampas grass that separated the Pardee yard from Hatch's next door.Gigolo|Edna Ferber
Can this be because the jewel of the pampas dispenses with the father's collaboration?The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles|Jean Henri Fabre
British Dictionary definitions for pampas
- the extensive grassy plains of temperate South America, esp in Argentina
- (as modifier)pampas dwellers
Word Origin for pampas
Word Origin and History for pampas
"large plains of South America," 1704, from Spanish pampas, plural of pampa, from Quechua (Peru) pampa "a plain."