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[lah-noh; Spanish yah-naw] /ˈlɑ noʊ; Spanish ˈyɑ nɔ/
noun, plural llanos
[lah-nohz; Spanish yah-naws] /ˈlɑ noʊz; Spanish ˈyɑ nɔs/ (Show IPA)
(in the southwestern U.S. and Spanish America)
an extensive grassy plain with few trees.
Origin of llano
1605-15; < Spanish: a plain < Latin plānus plain1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for llano


/ˈlɑːnəʊ; Spanish ˈʎano/
noun (pl) -nos (-nəʊz; Spanish) (-nɔs)
an extensive grassy treeless plain, esp in South America
Word Origin
C17: Spanish, from Latin plānum level ground
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Word Origin and History for llano

1610s, American Spanish, "prairie," from Spanish llano "plain, even, level, smooth," ultimately from Latin planum "plain," from planus "smooth" (see plane (n.1)). Hence, llanero "a Latin-American cowboy" (1819), literally "plainsman."

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