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.

    The Naturalist in La Plata

  • 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.

    The Naturalist in La Plata

  • 'Nay, not the pampas or pampean Indians: only prowling gipsy tribes from the far north.

    Our Home in the Silver West A Story of Struggle and Adventure

  • 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.

    The Naturalist in La Plata


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