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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A high plateau, as in the Andean regions of Bolivia, Peru, and Argentina.

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  • n. A high plateau.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

American Spanish : Latin altus, high; see al-2 in Indo-European roots + Latin plānum, plain; see plane1.

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From American Spanish from Latin altus + planum - high plain

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