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(pä′rə-mō′, păr′ə-) or pá·ra·mo (pä′rə-)
n. pl. pa·ra·mos or pá·ra·mos
A treeless alpine plateau of the tropical Andes.

[American Spanish páramo, from Spanish, wasteland, from Old Spanish, from Latin paramus, probably from a pre-Roman language of the Iberian Peninsula.]


n, pl -mos
(Physical Geography) a high plateau in the Andes between the tree line and the permanent snow line
[C18: American Spanish, from Spanish: treeless plain]
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