pampero

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish, from pampa a plain.

Noun[edit]

pampero ‎(plural pamperos)

  1. A violent wind from the west or southwest, which sweeps over the pampas of South America and the adjacent seas, often doing great damage.
    • 1838, Woodbine Parish, Buenos Ayres, and the provinces of the Rio de La Plata (page 49)
      All these miseries, however, are not without their remedy; when the sufferings of the natives are at their climax, the mercury will give the sure indication of a coming pampero, as the south-wester is called []