One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
Spanish and Portuguese, from Latin paramus.
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