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Meaning of PAMPAS

Pronunciation:  'pampuz

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the vast grassy plains of northern Argentina

PAMPAS is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: Argentina, Argentine Republic, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, the Argentine



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pam"pas\, n. pl. [Sp., fr. Peruv. pampa a field, plain.]
Vast plains in the central and southern part of the Argentine
Republic in South America. The term is sometimes used in a
wider sense for the plains extending from Bolivia to Southern

{Pampas cat} (Zo["o]l.), a South American wild cat ({Felis
   pajeros}). It has oblique transverse bands of yellow or
   brown. It is about three and a half feet long. Called also
   {straw cat}.

{Pampas deer} (Zo["o]l.), a small, reddish-brown, South
   American deer ({Cervus, or Blastocerus, campestris}).

{Pampas grass} (Bot.), a very tall ornamental grass
   ({Gynerium argenteum}) with a silvery-white silky panicle.
   It is a native of the pampas of South America.

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