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
A house on the prairie.
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.
An extensive flat or rolling area dominated by grasses, especially the grasslands that once covered much of central North America.
Origin of prairieFrench from Old French praierie from Vulgar Latin prātāria from Latin prāta meadow
An extensive area of flat or rolling grassland, especially the large plain of central North America.
- an extensive area of relatively flat grassland with few, if any, trees, especially in North America
From French prairie.
- Alternative form of Prairies.
- This increase was almost wholly in the prairie parishes.
- It lies on a rolling prairie at an elevation of 975 ft.
- The remainder consists of the uplands of prairie and forest.
- Farther west two narrow belts of timber, consisting mostly of stunted post oak and black jack, and known as the Eastern and Western Cross Timbers, cross the prairies southward from the Red river, and a low growth of mesquite, other shrubs and vines are common in the eastern half of the Prairie Plains.
- So butchers rake the tongues of bison out of the prairie grass, regardless of the torn and drooping plant.