from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a pampa or the Pampas or their inhabitants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the pampas of South America.
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The most characteristic pampean birds are the tinamous -- called partridges in the vernacular -- the rufous tinamou, large as a fowl, and the spotted tinamou, which is about the size of the English partridge.
In every way it is adapted to the conditions of the pampas in a far greater degree than other pampean birds, only excepting the rufous and spotted tinamous.
'Nay, not the pampas or pampean Indians: only prowling gipsy tribes from the far north.
This district has been colonized by Europeans since the middle of the sixteenth century; but down to within a very few years ago immigration was on too limited a scale to make any very great change; and, speaking only of the pampean country, the conquered territory was a long, thinly-settled strip, purely pastoral, and the Indians, with their primitive mode of warfare, were able to keep back the invaders from the greater portion of their ancestral hunting-grounds.