Definition of pampas in English:


Line breaks: pam¦pas
Pronunciation: /ˈpampəs
, -z/


[treated as singular or plural]
Large treeless plains in South America: the southern pampas of Argentina
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  • Upland Sandpipers are long-distance migrants, spending the winter in the pampas of southern South America.
  • Some might argue that, if I were a bird, I would not be able to enjoy my fantastic annual journeys, following the sun from perpetual daylight on the Arctic tundra to the pampas in Argentina and back again.
  • Its world wonders range from Andean peaks to Amazonian wilderness; from the endless horizons of the pampas to the awesome glaciers of Patagonia.


early 18th century: via Spanish from Quechua pampa 'plain'.

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