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Definition of the noun prairie

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noun - plural: prairies

  1. a treeless grassy plain
    • examples: Laura Ingalls grew up on the prairie. | Nothing but grass was to be seen in the prairie. | Selena Gomez grew up in Grand Prairie, Texas.
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic word: grassland = land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
    • instance: Great Plains of North America / Great Plains = a vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas


  1. Prairie is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Mississippi.
  2. Prairie a.k.a. Prairie, Illinois: Prairie is an unincorporated community in Randolph County, Illinois, United States. Prairie is 4 miles southeast of Red Bud.
  3. Prairie a.k.a. Prairie, Alabama: Prairie is an unincorporated community in Wilcox County, Alabama. Prairie has one site listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Prairie Mission school.

There are other places with in their name, like La Prairie, Big Prairie, New Prairie, Prairie Lea, Sun Prairie, Dell Prairie, East Prairie, Eden Prairie, Erin Prairie, Hams Prairie, Hart Prairie, High Prairie, Long Prairie, Pine Prairie, Prairie City, Prairie Farm, Prairie Hill, Prairie Home, Prairie Lake and Prairie Park.


"Prairie" is a musical album of D'incise.

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  1. "Prairie" is a book by Candace Savage.
    • also known as "Prairie: a natural history"
  2. "Prairie" is a book by Robert Adams.
    • also known as "Prairie: photographs"


Prairie: Prairies are ecosystems considered part of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome by ecologists, based on similar temperate climates, moderate rainfall, and a composition of grasses, herbs, and shrubs, rather than trees, as the dominant vegetation type. Temperate grassland regions include the Pampas of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay as well as the steppes of Eurasia. Lands typically referred to as "prairie" tend to be in North America. The term encompasses the area referred to as the Interior Lowlands of Canada, the United States, and Mexico, which includes all of the Great Plains as well as the wetter, somewhat hillier land to the east. In the U.S., the area is constituted by most or all of the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma, and sizable parts of the states of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and western and southern Minnesota. The Central Valley of California is also a prairie. The Canadian Prairies occupy vast areas of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.

  • also known as Λειμών, ערבות, פרריז

Phrases with Prairie

  1. prairie dog
  2. prairie fox
  3. Prairie Tea
  4. Prairie-Tea
  5. Prairie Chub
  6. prairie crab
  7. prairie dock
  8. Prairie Dogs
  9. prairie fire
  10. Prairie Flax
  11. prairie fowl
  12. prairie lily
  13. Prairie Rose
  14. prairie sage
  15. prairie soil
  16. prairie star
  17. prairie vole
  18. prairie wolf
  19. prairie aster
  20. Soda Prairie

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Prairie

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Google previewThe Tallgrass Prairie Reader (2014)

by John T Price

Native prairie is a baseline from which creative re- search can depart, and return for reference.

Original tallgrass prairie is the endpoint of twenty-five million years of evolution; it cannot be restored overnight, if indeed it can be restored at all.

Google previewThe Elemental Prairie (2010)

Sixty Tallgrass Plants

Native prairie is a baseline from which creative research can depart, and return for reference.

Original tallgrass prairie is the endpoint of twenty-five million years of evolution; it cannot be restored overnight, if indeed it can be restored at all.

Google previewArkansas Natural Area Plan, State of Arkansas (1974)

by Arkansas. Dept. of Planning

The Grand Prairie is the typical habitat of this species, the species having...

Google previewUFOs Psi and Spiritual Evolution (2005)

by Christopher Humphries

A prairie is a complex ecology of hundreds of different plants, most of which bloom sometime in the growing season.

Google previewPainting Nature in Watercolor and Watercolor Pencil (2014)

38 Step-by-Step Demonstrations by Cathy Johnson

Tallgrass prairie is an ecosystem unto itself. The mixed grasses can be quite tall and blow in the...

Google previewRiding Shotgun (2008)

Women Write about Their Mothers by Kathryn Kysar

A prairie is a fancy plain of grass, diverse and spectacular, billowing like the sea. A prairie is an industrial dump with wire-laced skies and rat—faced factories. The Projects were supposed to be planned communities, orchestrated fanciness, ...

Google previewUnited States Congressional serial set (1891)

The prairie is a high plateau at an estimated ...

Google previewPrairie Directory of North America (2013)

The United States, Canada, and Mexico by Charlotte Adelman, Bernard Schwartz

Prairie is the term given to such tracts of land as are divested of timber” that cover “an extent of territory which probably equals in area the whole empire of China,”1 stated the English botanist John Bradbury in 1811. Ellen Bigelow, an 1835 ...

Google previewReport on the Internal Commerce of the United States (1891)

by United States. Treasury Dept. Bureau of Statistics

The prairie is a high plateau at an estimated ...

Google previewOut Home (2008)

by John Madson, Michael McIntosh, Dycie Madson

Deciding sometime tomorrow afternoon that maybe we should have a few more prairies around, and then abandoning a few cornfields to that end, just won't get it . Original tallgrass prairie is the endpoint of twenty- five million years of evolution ...

Google previewRegional Garden Design in the United States (1995)

by Therese O'Malley, Marc Treib

A popular notion about the prairie is that its wonder and beauty have gone forever, and that there is nothing to do but mourn about it. Historians, travelers, novelists, poets, and musicians have tried to express the grandeur, loneliness, and ...

Google previewThe New England Wild Flower Society Guide to Growing and Propagating Wildflowers of the United States and Canada (2000)

by William Cullina

Shortgrass prairie is the most drought-tolerant, so it is found in the driest areas ( the rain shadow of the Rocky...

Virgin prairie is a rich tapestry of grasses punctuated by plants in the Daisy family such as blazing stars (Lia- tris species), ...

Google previewCentral and Southern Florida Project, C-111 Spreader Canal Western Project (2009)

Environmental Impact Statement

Marl prairie is an important feeding area for wading birds, especially in the dry season. Organisms such as crayfish and amphibians, which do not require permanent surface water, are normally found in the marl. However, in areas where there ...

Google previewUniversal cyclopaedia and atlas (1902)

by Charles Kendall Adams, Rossiter Johnson

The Grand Prairie is a great plateau, the southwestern part of which is a bed of hard limestone. Its southeast edge is marked bv an escarpment reaching from the Colorado river to the Rio Grande, and known as the Bal- cones. Many springs ...

Google previewJohnson's Universal Cyclop:dia (1895)

A New Edition

The Grand Prairie is a great plateau, the southwestern part of which is a bed of hard limestone. Its southeast edge is marked by an escarpment reaching from the Colorado river to the Rio Grande, and known as the Balcones. Many springs ...

Google previewA compendious and complete system of modern geography (1814)

or, A view of the present state of the world. Being a faithful abridgement of the American universal geography (edition of 1812) with corrections and additions ... by Jedidiah Morse

La Prairie is a little village on the opposite side of the river to Montreal. Sorcllc lies 45 miles below Montreal, and contains 100 scattered houses. Its chief business is ship building. Inland Navigation. There are two routes westward to fort ...

Google previewPreserving Public Lands for the Future (1998)

The Politics of Intergenerational Goods by William R. Lowry

"38 The tallgrass prairie is a major ecosystem that the NPS ...

Google previewLife in the Rocky Mountains

by Warren Angus Ferris

Horse Prairie is a pleasant rolling plain fifty or sixty miles in circumference and surrounded by lofty mountains. In the middle of the valley there is a conical rocky mound rising from the plain on the north side of the stream, and directly fronting a ...

Google previewDictionary of the American West (2008)

by Win Blevins

PRAIRIE A grassland, often with tall grasses and few trees. Adapted from the French word meaning “meadow.” The prairies extend west from the Mississippi Valley to the Great Plains at about the 100th meridian. The key distinctions are that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (1999)

by Michael A. Mares, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (Norman, Okla.)

PRAIRIE DOG Desert." For early settlers crossing these vast expanses on foot or on horseback, they must have appeared as foreboding as any true desert. The prairies of North America include the tallgrass prairies at the eastern boundary of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Geography (2010)

by Barney Warf

Land managers set fire to a prairie burn with drip torches to stimulate new growth and recycle nutrients at Konza Biological Research Station, Manhattan, Kansas. Williams Prairie, part of the 14 preserves west of Houston,. Source: Jeff Vanuga ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Twentieth Century Architecture (2004)

by Stephen Sennott

The Prairie School manner, ...

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Quotes about Prairie

The antiwar movement is a wild orgasm of anarchists sweeping across the country like a prairie fire. (Richard Milhous Nixon)
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Scrabble value of P3R1A1I1R1I1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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