pampero

pampero

[pahm-pair-oh, pam-; Spanish pahm-pe-raw]
noun, plural pamperos [pahm-pair-ohz, pam-; Spanish pahm-pe-raws] .
a cold and dry southwesterly wind that sweeps down over the pampas of Argentina from the Andes.

Origin:
1810–20; < American Spanish: literally, of the pampas

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pampero (pæmˈpɛərəʊ, Spanish pamˈpero)
 
n , pl -ros
a dry cold wind in South America blowing across the pampas from the south or southwest
 
[C19: from American Spanish: (wind) of the pampas]

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