Paramo



[par-uh-moh, pahr-uh-] /ˈpær əˌmoʊ, ˈpɑr ə-/

noun, plural paramos.
1.
a high, cold plateau of South America.
/ˈpærəˌməʊ/
noun (pl) -mos
1.
a high plateau in the Andes between the tree line and the permanent snow line

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