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paramo

[par-uh-moh, pahr-uh-] /ˈpær əˌmoʊ, ˈpɑr ə-/
noun, plural paramos.
1.
a high, cold plateau of South America.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < American Spanish; Spanish páramo barren plain; presumably of pre-Latin orig.
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paramo

/ˈpærəˌməʊ/
noun (pl) -mos
1.
a high plateau in the Andes between the tree line and the permanent snow line
Word Origin
C18: American Spanish, from Spanish: treeless plain
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