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

  • A vast plain of south-central South America extending for about 1,610 km (1,000 mi) from the lower Paraná River to south-central Argentina southwest of Buenos Aires.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural Vast grass-covered 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 east of the Andes extending from Bolivia to Southern Patagonia.
  • noun plural (Zoöl.) a South American wild cat (Felis pajeros). It has oblique transverse bands of yellow or brown. It is about three and a half feet long. Called also straw cat.
  • noun plural (Zoöl.) a small, reddish-brown, South American deer (Cervus campestris syn. Blastocerus campestris).
  • noun plural (Bot.) a very tall ornamental grass (Gynerium argenteum) with a silvery-white silky panicle. It is a native of the pampas of South America.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the vast grassy plains of northern Argentina

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