Pampas grass
Pampas Pam"pas, n. pl. [Sp., fr. Peruv. pampa a field, plain.] 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. [1913 Webster]

{Pampas cat} (Zo["o]l.), 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} (Zo["o]l.), 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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • pampas grass — n [U] a type of tall grass with silver white feathery flowers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pampas grass — ► NOUN ▪ a tall South American grass with silky flowering plumes …   English terms dictionary

  • pampas grass — [pam′pəs] n. a giant South American grass (Cortaderia selloana) cultivated for use as an ornamental and for its large, plumelike, silvery or pinkish panicles used in bouquets …   English World dictionary

  • pampas grass — pampas ,grass noun uncount a plant with very tall stems and long white flowers that look like feathers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pampas grass — noun tall perennial grass of pampas of South America having silvery plumes and growing in large dense clumps • Syn: ↑Cortaderia selloana • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Member Holonyms: ↑Cortaderia, ↑genus Cortaderia * * * ˈpampas grass f …   Useful english dictionary

  • pampas grass — a tall, ornamental grass, Cortaderia selloana, native to South America, having large, thick, feathery, silvery white panicles. [1840 50] * * * ▪ plant  (Cortaderia selloana), one of more than 20 species of tall, reedlike Central and South… …   Universalium

  • pampas grass — argentininė kortaderija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Cortaderia selloana), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cortaderia selloana angl. pampas grass; pampasgrass vok. Pampasgras rus.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • pampas grass — pam′pas grass n. pln a tall, ornamental grass, Cortaderia selloana, native to South America, having feathery, silvery white panicles …   From formal English to slang

  • pampas grass — noun Date: circa 1851 a South American grass (Cortaderia selloana) often grown for ornament that has showy white panicles borne on tall stems …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pampas grass — noun a tall South American grass with silky flowering plumes. [Cortaderia selloana.] …   English new terms dictionary

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