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(Historical Terms) the month of meadows: the ninth month of the French Revolutionary calendar, extending from May 21 to June 19
[C18: from French prairie meadow]
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|Noun||1.||Prairial - ninth month of the Revolutionary calendar (May and June); the month of meadows|
Revolutionary calendar - the calendar adopted by the first French Republic in 1793 and abandoned in 1805; dates were calculated from Sept. 22, 1792
Revolutionary calendar month - a month in the Revolutionary calendar