paramo

[ par-uh-moh, pahr-uh- ]
/ ˈpær əˌmoʊ, ˈpɑr ə- /

noun, plural par·a·mos.

a high, cold plateau of South America.

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Origin of paramo

First recorded in 1750–60; from American Spanish; Spanish páramo “barren plain”; presumably of pre-Latin origin
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British Dictionary definitions for paramo

paramo
/ (ˈpærəˌməʊ) /

noun plural -mos

a high plateau in the Andes between the tree line and the permanent snow line

Word Origin for paramo

C18: American Spanish, from Spanish: treeless plain
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