Definition of paramo in US English:

paramo

noun

  • A high treeless plateau in tropical South America.

    • ‘The treeless regions adjacent to the cold zone usually are referred to as paramos (high plains), above which begin the nevados (snowcapped peaks).’
    • ‘The team trekked over 96 km and ascended a total of 3, 000m through rainforest, cloud forest and paramo.’

Origin

Spanish and Portuguese, from Latin paramus.

Pronunciation

paramo

/ˈperəˌmō/