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Definition of "pampa" []

  • An extensive treeless grassland area, as found in southern South America. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pampa" in a sentence
  • "The word pampa, of Araucanian origin, signifies grass plain, and justly applies to the whole region."
  • "A fern-grass-sedge pampa covers the summit areas of the larger islands where moisture is retained in temporary pools and sphagnum moss."
  • "In the native vegetation there are from one to three zones on the lowland islands: coastal, arid (80-120 m), and transitional (100-200 m) which cover the largest area, and three to four more on mountainous islands: closed forest (200-500 m), mossy open forest and mossy scrub (500-1,000 m) and summit pampa above 1,000 m."