One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(in South America, especially Brazil) a grass plain with occasional stunted trees.‘I spent months visiting our rural communities in the campo’
grassland, flatland, lowland, pasture, meadowland, open country, prairie, savannah, steppeView synonyms
- ‘South of this are the Mato Grosso with its grassland plateau and the campos, mountain plateaux intersected by deep river valleys.’
- ‘Family farms, campos, and swaths of countryside are being seized and decimated.’
2A square in an Italian or Spanish town.
- ‘There are several banks near the campo in Piazza Tolomei, and include Banchi di Sotto and Via di Citta.’
- ‘By then, we'd worked up an appetite and had a lovely dinner, again near the Campo.’
- ‘The nearby Campo was filled with bars and restaurants and the streets surrounding it are lined with clothing stores and trendy shops.’
- ‘There are thousands of people packed into the campo even for the trial races-- it's amazing.’
- ‘Near the Campo we had to walk our bikes as the streets were packed with all of the locals and tourists who had arrived for the celebrations.’
From Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian campo, literally ‘field’.
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