Definition of pampas noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpæmpəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæmpəs//
, also NAmE//ˈpæmpəz//
(also the pampas) [singular + singular or plural verb]
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the large area of land in S America that has few trees and is covered in grass The novel depicts life on the Argentine pampas. Word Originearly 18th cent.: via Spanish from Quechua pampa ‘plain’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pampas

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