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Pam·pas

 (päm′päs, păm′pəz)
A vast plain of south-central South America extending for about 1,610 km (1,000 mi) from the lower Paraná River to south-central Argentina southwest of Buenos Aires.

pampas

(ˈpæmpəz)
pl n
(Physical Geography) (sometimes singular)
a. the extensive grassy plains of temperate South America, esp in Argentina
b. (as modifier): pampas dwellers.
[C18: from American Spanish pampa (sing), from Quechua bamba plain]
pampean adj

pam•pas

(ˈpæm pəz; attributively ˈpæm pəs)

n.pl., sing. -pa.
the vast grassy plains of S South America, esp. in Argentina.
[1695–1705; < American Spanish, pl. of pampa < Quechua: flat, unbounded plain]
pam•pe•an (pæmˈpi ən, ˈpæm pi ən) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pampas - the vast grassy plains of northern Argentinapampas - the vast grassy plains of northern Argentina
Argentina, Argentine Republic - a republic in southern South America; second largest country in South America
Translations

pampas

[ˈpæmpəs] NPLpampa fsing
the Pampasla Pampa

pampas

[ˈpæmpəs] n (= land) → pampa f pampas grasspampas grass nherbe f de la pampa

pampas

plPampas pl

pampas

[ˈpæmpəs] nplpampas fpl
References in classic literature ?
Cold from the spring the waters pass Over the waving pampas grass, All night long in dream I lie, Ah me
The country was rather more hilly, but otherwise continued the same; an inhabitant of the Pampas no doubt would have considered it as truly Alpine.
Extremely level countries, such as the Pampas, seldom appear favourable to the growth of trees.
So that Monsoons, Pampas, Nor-Westers, Harmattans, Trades; any wind but the Levanter and Simoom, might blow Moby Dick into the devious zig-zag world-circle of the Pequod's circumnavigating wake.
There's a pirate asleep in the pampas just beneath us," Peter told him.
The breakfast began with three bowls of excellent soup, thanks to the liquefaction in hot water of those precious cakes of Liebig, prepared from the best parts of the ruminants of the Pampas.
He had been before in drawing-rooms hung with red damask, with pictures "of the Italian school"; what struck him was the way in which Medora Manson's shabby hired house, with its blighted background of pampas grass and Rogers statuettes, had, by a turn of the hand, and the skilful use of a few properties, been transformed into something intimate, "foreign," subtly suggestive of old romantic scenes and sentiments.
We find the "standing stones" of the Celts in Asian Siberia; in the pampas of America.
Next Spanish hides, with the tails still preserving their twist and the angle of elevation they had when the oxen that wore them were careering over the pampas of the Spanish Main -- a type of all obstinacy, and evincing how almost hopeless and incurable are all constitutional vices.
I have not seen anything pulled down so quick since I was on the Pampas and had a mare that I was fond of go to grass all in a night.
But pampas certainly isn't tickling the fancies of today's gardeners.
Pampas offers a large range of Argentinean signature beef cuts and a superb seafood selection that includes whole Canadian lobster a la parrilla, king prawns, and grilled hammour and najil from the Red Sea.