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 (käm′pō, kăm′-)
n. pl. cam·pos
A large grassy plain in South America, with scattered bushes and small trees.

[Spanish, field, from Latin campus.]


n, pl -pos
(Physical Geography) (often plural) level or undulating savanna country, esp in the uplands of Brazil
[American Spanish, from Latin campus]


(ˈkæm poʊ, ˈkɑm-)

n., pl. -pos.
(in South America) an extensive, nearly level grassland plain.
[1605–15; < Sp < Latin campus field]
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Scarce had the rubicund Apollo spread o'er the face of the broad spacious earth the golden threads of his bright hair, scarce had the little birds of painted plumage attuned their notes to hail with dulcet and mellifluous harmony the coming of the rosy Dawn, that, deserting the soft couch of her jealous spouse, was appearing to mortals at the gates and balconies of the Manchegan horizon, when the renowned knight Don Quixote of La Mancha, quitting the lazy down, mounted his celebrated steed Rocinante and began to traverse the ancient and famous Campo de Montiel;'" which in fact he was actually traversing.
As it is no inconsiderable affair to spend the Carnival at Rome, especially when you have no great desire to sleep on the Piazza del Popolo, or the Campo Vaccino, they wrote to Signor Pastrini, the proprietor of the Hotel de Londres, Piazza di Spagna, to reserve comfortable apartments for them.
It's ridiculous to say of a man got up in correct tailor clothes, but there was a funereal grace in his attitude so that he might have been reproduced in marble on a monument to some woman in one of those atrocious Campo Santos: the bourgeois conception of an aristocratic mourning lover.
If not it is merely a question of settling where the preliminaries of the new Campo Formio are to be drawn up.
Ah, if you could but see my own dear Pisa, the Duomo, the cloisters of Campo Santo, the high Campanile, with the mellow throb of her bells upon the warm Italian air
We here had the four necessaries of life "en el campo," -- pasture for the horses, water (only a muddy puddle), meat and firewood.
th] time Campo di Bocce will have hosted this national sporting event.
The Syrian government has exerted all efforts possible to free Campo since his abduction and return him to the UN and his family," added Mekdad.
But midfield general Campo made his apologies yesterday and explained that he only wanted to stay on and play a major part in their relegation struggle.
Sal Campo is currently tasked with searching for a distributor for DVD, television and, possibly, theatrical distribution for the film.
Cousins, managing partner of The Marquin Group, an executive recruiting firm based in Atlanta, is among a group of black executives who golf yearly at Casa de Campo because of its reputation.