• WordNet 3.6
    • n pampas the vast grassy plains of northern Argentina
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Pampas Vast grass-covered 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 east of the Andes extending from Bolivia to Southern Patagonia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pampas pam′paz vast plains, without trees, in South America, south of the Amazon—north of that river they are called llanos
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp., fr. Peruv. pampa, a field, plain


In literature:

The heat and dust were intense as we crossed the great pampas.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Let us take case of farmer on Pampas, where everything approaches nearer to state of nature.
"The Foundations of the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin
On the pampas of South America these horses exist in vast droves.
"Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found" by Mayne Reid
No better man in all the pampas region, or South America itself, could have been sent on such an errand.
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
They scamper in droves over the rolling prairies and pampas, and sleep at night in such dry places as they can find.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, V. 5, April 1878" by Various
Roble caught sight of him beyond the flower beds, over the heads of the tall pampas.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
Out on the Pampas; or, The Young Settlers.
"Slow and Sure" by Horatio Alger
Can this be because the jewel of the pampas dispenses with the father's collaboration?
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
"Soldiers of the Queen" by Harold Avery
On the pampas a wide-mouthed burrow possesses a distinct advantage over the more usual shape.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay

In poetry:

The plucky little Mexican
Rides on the pampas like a man;
His horse may kick, and plunge, and rear,
He does not feel the least bit queer.
"Little People: An Alphabet" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
Neither the most agreeable Argentines,
Nor the race tracks on the Pampas,
Have the power to distract from his bad mood
The Consul General of France to La Plata!
"Argentine Republic — La Plata" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet
The dream flashes by, for the west-winds awake
On pampas, on prairie, o'er mountain and lake,
To bathe the swift bark, like a sea-girdled shrine,
With incense they stole from the rose and the pine.
"A Parting Health" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
No more are they than the scattered scud,
No more than broken reeds,
No more than shards or shattered glass,
Than dust blown down the winds that pass,
Than trampled wefts of pampas-grass
When the wild herd stampedes.
"The Vale Of Shadows" by Clinton Scollard

In news:

Established in 1862 in these remote pampas of northern Chile , Humberstone was once a buzzing center of saltpeter mining.
A man condemned for a 1993 Pampa slaying insists he didn't do it.
PAMPA — Lois Dahl , 88, of Pampa died Saturday, Dec 31, 2011.
0In the Panhandle Spirit, with veterans being honored this month, our attention recently turned to a group of ladies in Pampa who are quilting for soldiers.
Grand jury declines to indict 2 Pampa officers.
Grand Jury decides not to indict Pampa officers in shooting incident .
Grand Jury decides not to indict Pampa officers in shooting incident.
Grand jury declines to indict 2 Pampa officers.
Pampa officer involved shooting kills one.
Authorities investigating Wednesday's officer involved shooting in Pampa.
A Gray County grand jury determined Wednesday that two Pampa police officers involved in the Nov 29 fatal shooting of a.
Levi Preston Cox, 92, formerly of Pampa, died Wednesday, Nov 7, 2012, in Amarillo.
No recent news for Pampa Energia SA.
The highway en route to Chile crosses the Patagonian steppes, a treeless desert not at all like the grassy pampas farther north.
MY FRIEND AND FORMER EMPLOYER RUSS Barnard, who published Country Music magazine in New York for more than two decades, hails from the Panhandle town of Pampa.

In science:

Auger: The southern Auger observatory is now in construction in Pampa Amarilla, Mendoza, Argentina and will be the next large aperture detector to become operative .
Summary: ZeV Air Showers. Where do we Stand?