What does prairie mean?

Definitions for prairie
ˈprɛər iprairie

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word prairie.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. prairienoun

    a treeless grassy plain

Wiktionary

  1. prairienoun

    an extensive area of relatively flat grassland with few, if any, trees, especially in North America

  2. Etymology: From prairie.

Wikipedia

  1. 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, and the steppe of Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan. 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, 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 Palouse of Washington and the Central Valley of California are also prairies. The Canadian Prairies occupy vast areas of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Prairies contain various lush flora and fauna, often contain rich soil maintained by biodiversity, with a temperate climate and a varied view.

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  1. prairie

    A prairie is a type of ecosystem characterized by large, relatively flat areas of land predominantly covered by grasses and other non-woody plants. Prairies are mostly found in regions where rainfall is intermediate, not enough for dense forests but too much for arid deserts. It can be found, especially in North America, where it's often inhabited by various types of wildlife. The soil of the prairie is usually rich and fertile, making it ideal for farming.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prairienoun

    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. Prairienoun

    a meadow or tract of grass; especially, a so called natural meadow

  3. Etymology: [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.]

Wikidata

  1. 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 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prairie

    prā′ri, n. an extensive meadow or tract of land, level or rolling, without trees, and covered with tall coarse grass.—adj. Prai′ried.—ns. Prai′rie-dog, a small gregarious North American marmot; Prai′rie-hawk, the American sparrow-hawk; Prai′rie-hen, a gallinaceous North American bird: the sharp-tailed grouse; Prai′rie-war′bler, an American warbler, yellow with black spots; Prai′rie-wolf, the coyote. [Fr.,—Low L. prataria, meadow-land—L. pratum, a meadow.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Prairie

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. prairie

    The natural meadows or tracts of gently undulating, wonderfully fertile land, occupying so vast an extent of the great river-basins of North America.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PRAIRIE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Prairie is ranked #30735 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Prairie surname appeared 758 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Prairie.

    93% or 705 total occurrences were White.
    3.5% or 27 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 11 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 10 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prairie in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prairie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of prairie in a Sentence

  1. Shawna Hartman:

    This is real rough country out here, and the Black Hawks are helping us get water into areas we had difficulty getting to, there are deep canyons, drainages and gullies that are full of heavy fuels like prairie grasses and red cedar trees. They can hold the heat for a long time and let the fire jump from one place to another.

  2. William Fullbright:

    The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.

  3. Garrison Keillor:

    A Prairie Home Companion.

  4. Becky Calzada:

    I mean there were no Hispanic girls, little House on the Prairie's a disservice to kids and so we work really hard as librarians to make sure that kids have books that they can see themselves in.

  5. Melissa Krueger:

    The bigger question is, why can't a girl wear something other than a dress ? this isn't' Little House on the Prairie.'.

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