Pampas

Definition of Pampas

Pam´pas
n. pl.1.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.
Pampas cat
(Zool.) 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.
Pampas deer
(Zool.) a small, reddish-brown, South American deer (Cervus campestris syn. Blastocerus campestris).
Pampas grass
(Bot.) a very tall ornamental grass (Gynerium argenteum) with a silvery-white silky panicle. It is a native of the pampas of South America.

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