paramo

[ par-uh-moh, pahr-uh- ]
/ ˈpær əˌmoʊ, ˈpɑr ə- /
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noun, plural par·a·mos.

a high, cold plateau of South America.

Nearby words

  1. parametrize,
  2. paramilitary,
  3. paramimia,
  4. paramita,
  5. paramnesia,
  6. paramorph,
  7. paramorphine,
  8. paramorphism,
  9. paramount,
  10. paramour

Origin of paramo

1750–60; < American Spanish; Spanish páramo barren plain; presumably of pre-Latin orig.

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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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