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Llano \Lla"no\, n.; pl. Llanos. [Sp., plain even, level. See Plain.] An extensive plain with or without vegetation. [Spanish America]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1610s, American Spanish, "prairie," from Spanish llano "plain, even, level, smooth," ultimately from Latin planum "plain," from planus "smooth" (see plane (n.1)). Hence, llanero "a Latin-American cowboy" (1819), literally "plainsman."


n. A plain or steppe in parts of Latin America.


n. an extensive grassy and nearly treeless plain (especially in Latin America)

Llano, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
Population (2000): 3325
Housing Units (2000): 1539
Land area (2000): 4.444713 sq. miles (11.511754 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.255361 sq. miles (0.661382 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 4.700074 sq. miles (12.173136 sq. km)
FIPS code: 43144
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 30.750953 N, 98.680038 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Llano, TX
Llano -- U.S. County in Texas
Population (2000): 17044
Housing Units (2000): 11829
Land area (2000): 934.764234 sq. miles (2421.028149 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 31.411646 sq. miles (81.355785 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 966.175880 sq. miles (2502.383934 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 30.706247 N, 98.555445 W
Llano, TX
Llano County
Llano County, TX

Llano is the Spanish word for plain. It may refer to:

  • Llano, California
  • Llano Estacado, a region in northwest Texas and eastern New Mexico
  • Llano, Texas, a small city in Llano County, Texas
  • Llano County, Texas
  • Llano River, a Texan river
  • Gonzalo Queipo de Llano, a Spanish army-officer serving during the Spanish Civil War
  • Los Llanos, a plain in north-western South America
    • Llanero, a person from Los Llanos
  • The Llano, a magical song from Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series
  • The codename for the first AMD Accelerated Processing Unit microprocessor

Usage examples of "llano".

They had summered in the mountains and were moving toward the Llano Estacado to meet with other clans and establish a winter camp.

Llano Estacado, but we wanted to keep the predators back just the same.

Sarah Maria Ann Effingham was the legal owner of three hundred and thirty thousand shares of the capital stock of the Great Geyser Texan Petroleum and Llano Estacado Land Company.

Fumbling in her black bag she pulled forth a flaring certificate--of the regulation kind, not even engraved--which evidenced that Sarah Maria Ann Effingham was the legal owner of three hundred and thirty thousand shares of the capital stock of the Great Geyser Texan Petroleum and Llano Estacado Land Company.

Water Front and Terminal Company, Great Geyser Texan Petroleum and Llano Estacado Land Company--dozens and dozens of them, and not one has an office or, so far as I can find out, any tangible existence--but the one I spoke of.

Failing to make an irrigated farm in Pecos pay, Asa Williamson packed the family belongings into a covered wagon in 1915 and, with the livestock straggling along behind, headed for the Llano Estacado, in eastern New Mexico.

The ecology has collapsed here, along the southern edge of the Llano Estacado, and the land is washing away.

They wore dusters and goggles to protect them from the alkali of the Llano Estacado, which blew into the open vehicle, sticking to their exposed skin and sifting down inside the scarves around their necks.

The Llano Estacado, the Staked Plain, took its name from the early days of Spanish exploration.

The Nenana complex represents human adaptation in the subarctic of eastern Beringia, and the Llano complex represents a different but contemporaneous adaptation in temperate regions of interior North America.

This was farm land with a river running through it and the mesas of Llano Quemado and Talpa rising above it.

The Llano complex, in turn, is lumped into a large group of archeological remains that also includes younger artifact assemblages characterized by projectile points similar in form but lacking the diagnostic flutes.

Even more perplexing were the facts that the Llano and Nenana complexes were contemporaneous and both seem to have appeared without precursors in very different parts of North America at almost exactly the same time.

If the radiocarbon dates were correct, Monte Verde was older than both the Llano and Nenana complexes by at least 1,000 years.

Did these sites indicate a wide variety of adaptations over vast areas of North and South America continuing until the firmly documented remains of the Nenana and Llano complexes were encountered in the archeological record?