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prai·rie

 (prâr′ē)
n.
An extensive flat or rolling area dominated by grasses, especially the grasslands that once covered much of central North America.

[French, from Old French praierie, from Vulgar Latin *prātāria, from Latin prāta, meadow.]

prairie

(ˈprɛərɪ)
n
(Physical Geography) (often plural) a treeless grassy plain of the central US and S Canada. Compare pampas, steppe, savanna
[C18: from French, from Old French praierie, from Latin prātum meadow]

prai•rie

(ˈprɛər i)

n.
1. an extensive, level or undulating, mostly treeless tract of land esp. in the Mississippi valley, orig. covered with coarse grasses.
2. a tract of grassland; meadow.
[1675–85; < French: meadow < Vulgar Latin *prātāria= Latin prāt(um) meadow + -āria, feminine of -ārius -ary]

prai·rie

(prâr′ē)
An extensive area of flat or rolling grassland, especially the large plain of central North America.

prairie

An extensive open area of flat grassland, especially in the central plains of North America.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prairie - a treeless grassy plainprairie - a treeless grassy plain    
grassland - land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life
Translations
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prerija
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prairie

[ˈprɛərɪ]
A. Npradera f, llanura f, pampa f (LAm)
the Prairies (US) → las Grandes Llanuras
B. CPD prairie dog Nperro m de las praderas
prairie oyster N (US) huevo crudo y sazonado que se toma en una bebida alcohólica
prairie wolf Ncoyote m

prairie

[ˈprɛəri] nprairie f
the prairies → la Prairieprairie dog nchien m de prairie

prairie

nGrassteppe f; (in North America) → Prärie f

prairie

:
prairie chicken
n (US) → Präriehuhn nt
prairie dog
nPräriehund m
prairie oyster
nPrärieauster f
prairie schooner
nPlanwagen m
prairie wolf
nPräriewolf m

prairie

[ˈprɛərɪ] nprateria
the prairies → le grandi praterie

prairie

(ˈpreəri) noun
(often in plural) in North America, an area of flat, treeless, grass-covered land.
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Many of the front runners are daisies, plants from the North American prairies.
Free-flowering with a rich colour range of reds, oranges, yellows, purples and cream, it has the feel of the North American prairies, where it has its origins.
Prairie dogs (Cynomys) once inhabited North American prairies from southern Canada to north-central Mexico, and from the eastern Rocky Mountains to the tall-grass prairies of the Great Plains (Hall, 1981).

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