Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A lowland plain of central South America divided among Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina. The arid plain is largely uninhabited.

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Examples

  • This is called the Gran Chaco and it is nearly as large as the state of Texas.

    Birdseye Views of Far Lands

  • But your knowledge of it must needs be limited, even though it were as extensive as that possessed by the people who dwell upon its borders; for to them the Gran Chaco is a thing of fear, and their intercourse with it one which has brought them, and still brings, only suffering and sorrow.

    Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco

  • I wrote a piece from Paraguay on how the vast dry forest known as the Gran Chaco was being felled at an alarming rate mainly by people from this Christian fundamentalist sect.

    The Guardian World News

  • I wrote a piece from Paraguay on how the vast dry forest known as the Gran Chaco was being felled at an alarming rate mainly by people from this Christian fundamentalist sect.

    The Guardian World News

  • The vast area of dry forest across parts of Bolivia, Argentina as well as Paraguay, known as the Gran Chaco, is the only place in South America outside the Amazon where there are uncontacted tribes.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The cityscape outside his ample windows was grey with the smoke of a thousand fields burning across the river in the Gran Chaco - fires from agricultural fields being burned to make way for the new crop.

    Tracy L. Barnett: Paraguay Takes Hard Line on GMOs

  • The cityscape outside his ample windows was grey with the smoke of a thousand fields burning across the river in the Gran Chaco - fires from agricultural fields being burned to make way for the new crop.

    Tracy L. Barnett: Paraguay Takes Hard Line on GMOs

  • These ecoregions form the Gran Chaco area described by Davis.

    Arid Chaco

  • Awake at dawn, mounted shortly after sunrise, he went on over country that rose faster than any map ever showed - no Gran Chaco to cross, no gradual upsurge of foothills, but sudden steeps, brush low and harsh among boulders, canyons through which rivers rang down from the snows that reared afar against heaven.

    Starfarers

  • Estero, and contains what is known as the Gran Chaco.

    Argentina from a British Point of View

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