Large flat open areas of grass in South Dakota or Kansas are examples of a prairie.
Origin of prairieFrench ; from Old French praerie ; from pré, meadow (; from Classical Latin pratum, probably ; from Indo-European base an unverified form pr?-, to bend from source Middle Irish r?ith, fortification, Welsh bedd-rod, grave) + -erie, -ery
Origin of prairieFrench, from Old French praierie, from Vulgar Latin *pr&amacron;t&amacron;ria, from Latin pr&amacron;ta, meadow.
- an extensive area of relatively flat grassland with few, if any, trees, especially in North America
From French prairie.
- Alternative form of Prairies.