Meaning of pampas in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpampəs/

Translate pampas into Spanish


treated as singular or plural
  • Large treeless plains in South America.

    ‘the southern pampas of Argentina’
    • ‘Upland Sandpipers are long-distance migrants, spending the winter in the pampas of southern South America.’
    • ‘Some might argue that, if I were a bird, I would not be able to enjoy my fantastic annual journeys, following the sun from perpetual daylight on the Arctic tundra to the pampas in Argentina and back again.’
    • ‘Its world wonders range from Andean peaks to Amazonian wilderness; from the endless horizons of the pampas to the awesome glaciers of Patagonia.’
    • ‘The pampas are vast flatlands of cattle and horse farms.’
    • ‘Cattle would graze Appalachian pastures intensively and be rotated from paddock to paddock, just as grass-fed Argentine cattle graze on the South American pampas.’
    • ‘But then, all the fish of these pampas and jungle rivers demonstrate a desperately tenacious grip on life that attests to millions of years of evolution in a savagely unforgiving arena.’
    • ‘Southward, in the centre of the country, lie the pampas - a vast region of high plains which supports some of the best agricultural and livestock farming in the world.’
    • ‘Roads penetrate deeper and deeper into what were once pampas, dense forests and marshland.’
    • ‘The other side of the mountains, to the south and east, the pampas stretches all the way to the ocean.’
    • ‘A spending rebound is visible from middle-class neighborhoods of Buenos Aires to tourist spots and the agricultural provinces of the pampas.’
    grassland, flatland, lowland, pasture, meadowland, open country, prairie, savannah, steppe


Late 17th century via Spanish from Quechua pampa ‘plain’.