from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A tableland region of South America in southern Argentina and Chile extending from the Río Colorado to the Straits of Magellan and from the Andes to the Atlantic Ocean. The study of its original inhabitants, the Tehuelche ("the Patagonian giants”), and its unusual wildlife have attracted many scientific expeditions, including that of Charles Darwin (1831-1836).
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- proper n. A geographical region in the southern South America, including the southern parts of Chile and Argentina
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- n. region in southern South America between the Andes and the South Atlantic
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