paramo

paramo

[par-uh-moh, pahr-uh-]
noun, plural paramos.
a high, cold plateau of South America.

Origin:
1750–60; < American Spanish; Spanish páramo barren plain; presumably of pre-Latin orig.

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paramo (ˈpærəˌməʊ)
 
n , pl -mos
a high plateau in the Andes between the tree line and the permanent snow line
 
[C18: American Spanish, from Spanish: treeless plain]

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