Prairie meaning

prârē
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The definition of a prairie is a large open area of grassland.

Large flat open areas of grass in South Dakota or Kansas are examples of a prairie.

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An extensive flat or rolling area dominated by grasses, especially the grasslands that once covered much of central North America.
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A large area of level or slightly rolling grasslands, esp. one in the Mississippi Valley.
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An extensive area of flat or rolling grassland, especially the large plain of central North America.
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An extensive area of relatively flat grassland with few, if any, trees, especially in North America.
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Alternative form of Prairies.
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Origin of prairie

  • French from Old French praierie from Vulgar Latin prātāria from Latin prāta meadow

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French prairie.

    From Wiktionary