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paramo

Syllabification: par·a·mo
Pronunciation: /ˈperəˌmō
 
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Definition of paramo in English:

noun (plural paramos)

A high, treeless plateau in tropical South America.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Spanish and Portuguese, from Latin paramus.

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