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Dec 3, 2010
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Words with unusual initial consonants

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llano

Los Llanos, Colombia
Los Llanos, Colombia
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llano

PRONUNCIATION:
(LAH-noh, YAH-no)

MEANING:
noun: An open grassy, almost treeless plain.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Spanish llano (plain), from Latin planus (plain), from planus (level). First recorded use: 1613.

USAGE:
"I decided to prepare this year by reading some Westerns to get in the mood. Generally, that is a type of literature I have avoided, but once you get to where you recognize the names of places and know a llano from a plateau, they are kind of fun."
Jan Glidewell; Hippies, Cowboys Good for the Heart; St. Petersburg Times (Florida); Jun 8, 2009.

See more usage examples of llano in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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