Definition of paramo in English:


Line breaks: par¦amo
Pronunciation: /ˈparəməʊ

noun (plural paramos)

  • A high treeless plateau in tropical South America.
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    • The treeless regions adjacent to the cold zone usually are referred to as paramos (high plains), above which begin the nevados (snowcapped peaks).
    • The team trekked over 96 km and ascended a total of 3, 000m through rainforest, cloud forest and paramo.


Spanish and Portuguese, from Latin paramus.

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