pampero

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish 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 []

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pampero (feminine singular pampera, masculine plural pamperos, feminine plural pamperas)

  1. Of or from the pampas.

Noun[edit]

pampero m (plural pamperos, feminine pampera)

  1. An inhabitant of the pampas.
  2. pampero (wind)