Definition of paramo in English:

paramo

noun

  • A high treeless plateau in tropical South America.

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

Origin

Spanish and Portuguese, from Latin paramus.

Pronunciation

paramo

/ˈperəˌmō/