- a tableland region of southern Argentina.
- a region in S South America, in S Argentina and S Chile, extending from the Andes to the Atlantic.
Examples from the Web for patagonia
Micah is 10 years old and he had a coat geared to the season, a Patagonia winter jacket with a hood.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner
December 8, 2014
Sponsored by Patagonia, the new spot would have been called Patagonia Reef had Surfrider not abandoned the project.Surfing Is Less Mystical and More High Tech Says a New Book
August 1, 2013
We know there are great entrepreneurs out there with really great ideas and resources and they could be the next Patagonia.
Likely candidates will, in essence, be those Patagonia can see itself in.
Patagonia already invests money directly into the environment.
A whole winter was passed on the cold and barren coast of Patagonia.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
He would insist that Patagonia without Patagonians was not Patagonia at all.
In the text of the document, there is neither mention of the Indians nor of Patagonia!
But I may be prejudiced by having been so long accustomed to the plains of Patagonia.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II
It is cold in Patagonia for a gently nurtured person like Mr. French.
- the southernmost region of South America, in Argentina and Chile extending from the Andes to the Atlantic. Area: about 777 000 sq km (300 000 sq miles)
- an arid tableland in the southernmost part of Argentina, rising towards the Andes in the west
Word Origin and History for patagonia
South American region, with -ia + Patagon, name given by Europeans to the Tehuelche people who inhabited the coasts of the region, sometimes said to mean literally "large-foot," from Spanish and Portuguese pata "paw, animal foot" (see patten) in reference to the people's llama-skin shoes. But elsewhere said to be from Patagon, name of a dog-headed monster in the prose romance "Amadís de Gaula" (1508) by Garci Ordóñez de Montalvo (which also might have yielded California).