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pampero

[pahm-pair-oh, pam-; Spanish pahm-pe-raw] /pɑmˈpɛər oʊ, pæm-; Spanish pɑmˈpɛ rɔ/
noun, plural pamperos
[pahm-pair-ohz, pam-; Spanish pahm-pe-raws] /pɑmˈpɛər oʊz, pæm-; Spanish pɑmˈpɛ rɔs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a cold and dry southwesterly wind that sweeps down over the pampas of Argentina from the Andes.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < American Spanish: literally, of the pampas
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pampero

/pæmˈpɛərəʊ; Spanish pamˈpero/
noun (pl) -ros (-rəʊz; Spanish) (-ros)
1.
a dry cold wind in South America blowing across the pampas from the south or southwest
Word Origin
C19: from American Spanish: (wind) of the pampas
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