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Prairie meaning

prairie - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil. They abound throughout the Mississippi valley, between the Alleghanies and the Rocky mountains.
  2. 2. A meadow or tract of grass; especially, a so called natural meadow.
  3. 3. A wide grassy plain.

prairie - examples of usage

  1. " We have whipped Sigel on the prairie by Coon Creek and killed- we don't know how many. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. " She hasn't sailed across prairie to the Rio Grande. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
  3. The American army moved slowly forward, and before nightfall the long lines of its blue uniforms went over the prairie rolls in full sight of the fort. - "Ahead of the Army", W. O. Stoddard.
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