adjective Date: 1839 of or relating to the pampas of South America or their Indian inhabitants

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  • pampean — [pam pē′ən, pam′pēən] adj. of the Pampas or the Indians native to the Pampas n. a pampean Indian * * * pam·pe·an also Pam·pe·an (pămʹpē ən, păm pēʹən) adj. Of or relating to a pampa or the Pampas or their inhabitants. * * * …   Universalium

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  • pampean — ˈpampēən, ˈpäm ,  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: American Spanish pampa + English an 1. : of or relating to the pampas of So. America 2. usually capitalized a. : of or relating to the Indian inhabitants of the So. American pampas …   Useful english dictionary

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