Definitions for prairieˈprɛər i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an extensive, level or undulating, mostly treeless tract of land esp. in the Mississippi valley, orig. covered with coarse grasses.
Category: Geography (terms)
a tract of grassland; meadow.
Origin of prairie:
1675–85; < F: meadow < VL *prātāria= L prāt(um) meadow +-āria, fem. of -ārius -ary
a treeless grassy plain
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large area of land with few trees and covered in grasses
the prairies of the Midwest
an extensive area of relatively flat grassland with few, if any, trees, especially in North America
Origin: From prairie.
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
a meadow or tract of grass; especially, a so called natural meadow
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 the United States, Canada 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.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name given by the French to an extensive tract of flat or rolling land covered with tall, waving grass, mostly destitute of trees, and forming the great central plain of North America, which extends as far N. as Canada.
Translations for prairie
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(often in plural) in North America, an area of flat, treeless, grass-covered land.
- مَرْج، أرض واسِعَه مُعْشَوْشِبَه وبِدون أشْجارArabic
- pradariaPortuguese (BR)
- die PrärieGerman
- pradera, llanuraSpanish
- प्रेयरी, वृक्षहीन घास का मैदानHindi
- prerija, stepaCroatian
- padang rumputIndonesian
- ağaçsız geniş çayırlık ovaTurkish
- 牧場，林間小空地Chinese (Trad.)
- прерія, степUkrainian
- صرف گھاس کا بے درخت مقامUrdu
- đồng cỏVietnamese
- 牧场，林间小空地Chinese (Simp.)
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