Definitions for pampasˈpæm pəz; attributively ˈpæm pəs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pam•pasˈpæm pəz; attributively ˈpæm pəs(n.pl.)(sing.)-pa.
the vast grassy plains of S South America, esp. in Argentina.
Category: Geography (terms), Geography (places)
Origin of pampas:
1695–1705; < AmerSp, pl. of pampa < Quechua: flat, unbounded plain
pam•pe•anpæmˈpi ən, ˈpæm pi ən(adj.)
the vast grassy plains of northern Argentina
The extensive plains of South America south of the Amazon.
Origin: From (plural of) American pampa, from pampa.
vast plains in the central and southern part of the Argentine Republic in South America. The term is sometimes used in a wider sense for the plains extending from Bolivia to Southern Patagonia
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
vast grassy, treeless, nearly level plains in South America, in the Argentine State; they stretch from the lower Paraná to the S. of Buenos Ayres; afford rich pasture for large herds of wild horses and cattle, and are now in certain parts being brought under tillage.