any high, barren plain in the South American tropics, esp. in the Andes
Origin of paramoAmerican Spanish ; from Spanish páramo ; from Celtic an unverified form paramus, a plain
nounpl. pa·ra·mos or pá·ra·mos
A treeless alpine plateau of the tropical Andes.
Origin of paramoAmerican Spanish páramo, from Spanish, wasteland, from Old Spanish, from Latin paramus, probably from a pre-Roman language of the Iberian Peninsula.
From Spanish pÃ¡ramo.