see also: Campo

campo (plural campos)

  1. (US, slang) A police officer assigned to a university campus.
    • 2005, Julia Schwent, Gohari Omid, Rice University College Prowler Off the Record (page 135)
      Baker Fountain [is] fun to run through, if you can avoid slipping or getting busted by the Campos.

campo (plural campos)

  1. A field or plain in a Spanish- or Portuguese-speaking area.
    • 1853, The Annals and Magazine of Natural History: Zoology, Botany, and Geology, page 468:
      [...], from the bare table-land of Mexico, and their great scarcity on the open campos of the interior of Brasil.
    • 1890, The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature, page 226:
      The name Serlao, meaning originally the interior as distinguished from the maritime country, has come to be applied to dry, hilly, and stony districts of the campos only suited for pasture. To the agricultural coast belt of the eastern provinces [...]
    • 1892, Almont Barnes, Report on the Agriculture of South America: With Maps and Latest Statistics of Trade, page 78:
      The vegetation of this part of Brazil is characteristic of the campos (plains).
    • 1968, Roy Nash, The Conquest of Brazil, Biblo & Tannen Publishers (ISBN 9780819602077), page 74:
      Characteristically, the campos of Brazil show scattered woody vegetation. Open grasslands are interlarded between various types of woodland pasture in a way impossible to indicate on a small-scale map, [...]

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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