Definitions

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  • n. The extensive plains of South America south of the Amazon.

Etymologies

From (plural of) American Spanish pampa, from Quechua pampa ("land, ground"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There were places called pampas, for instance, that sounded well.

    Dream Days

  • On moist or marshy grounds there are also several lilies, yellow, white, and red, two or three flags, and various other small flowers; but altogether the flora of the pampas is the poorest in species of any fertile district on the globe.

    The Naturalist in La Plata

  • A common phenomenon on the pampas is a sudden migration of the horses of a district to some distant place.

    The Naturalist in La Plata

  • The first colonists who made their homes in this vast vacant space, called the pampas, came from a land where the people are accustomed to sit in the shade of trees, where corn and wine and oil are supposed to be necessaries, and where there is salad in the garden.

    Far Away and Long Ago

  • Remember The frothy fronds of the pampas are a favourite of the suburbs, but the soft silvery tassles of the misacanthus are equally

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  • The frothy fronds of the pampas are a favourite of the suburbs, but the soft silvery tassles of the misacanthus are equally dramatic - and they won't cut your fingers ...

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  • Spread of Western Juniper Seeds Studied help of humans; but in between nature's self-watering process, the garden may need The frothy fronds of the pampas are a favourite of the suburbs, but the soft silvery tassles of the misacanthus are equally dramatic - and they won't cut your fingers ...

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  • Autumn Color: Designed by the Creator Himself book of Genesis Chapter one; and within his living and breathing masterpiece, he added colorful skies The frothy fronds of the pampas are a favourite of the suburbs, but the soft silvery tassles of the misacanthus are equally dramatic - and they won't cut your fingers ...

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  • Smart gardeners stay inside, curl up with the seed catalogues and conjure a stunning display for next year The frothy fronds of the pampas are a favourite of the suburbs, but the soft silvery tassles of the misacanthus are equally dramatic - and they won't cut your fingers ...

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  • Creator of the Universe, when contrasted with the insignificance of the powers and achievements of a vivified atom of earth modeled into human form, are probably under no circumstances more strikingly exhibited and felt than when one becomes bewildered and lost in the almost limitless amplitude of our great North American "pampas," where not a single foot-mark or other trace of man's presence or action can be discovered, and where the solitary wanderer is startled at the sound even of his own voice.

    Woman on the American Frontier

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  • as in MAINLY ON THE PAMPAS , a phrase which I have shamelessly appropriated for my new blogname. Same blog, shameless name-change; apparently I couldn't resist.

    August 14, 2008