Definition of Patagonia in US English:

Patagonia

proper noun

  • A region of South America, in southern Argentina and Chile. Consisting largely of a dry barren plateau, it extends from the Colorado River in central Argentina to the Strait of Magellan and from the Andes to the Atlantic coast.

Origin

From obsolete Patagon, denoting a member of a native people alleged by travelers of the 17th and 18th centuries to be the tallest known.

Pronunciation

Patagonia

/ˌpædəˈɡoʊniə//ˌpadəˈɡōnēə/