Definition of Plains

1. Proper noun. (American English) The Great Plains region of North America. ¹



2. Noun. (plural of plain) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Plains

1. plain [v] - See also: plain

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Literary usage of Plains

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Still another origin for plains is erosion, by means of which the mountains ... In respect of fertility plains show all gradations from wholly barren salt ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"For a somewhat similar reason some tribes of the plains and arid South-West avoid a fish, while considering the dog a delicacy. plains, in fact, ..."

3. The Journal of American Folk-lore by American Folklore Society (1920)
"They represent the folk-lore of one of the Western bands of Ojibwa in contact with the plains peoples, and themselves in a transitional stage between plains ..."

4. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"CENTRAL plains OF THE UNITED STATES. 'Preliminary Report on tho Geology and Underground Water Resources of the Central Great plains.' (US Geol. ..."

5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1884)
"A long, creeping, creaking line of covered white ox- wagons, stretching away to the west across the vast and boundless brown plains. ..."

6. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1897)
"ARE THE BOWLDER CLAYS OF THE GREAT plains MARINE ? SEVERAL trains of evidence show that the western plains, as well as the Cordilleran region, ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Still another origin for plains is erosion, by means of which the mountains ... In respect of fertility plains show all gradations from wholly barren salt ..."

8. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"For a somewhat similar reason some tribes of the plains and arid South-West avoid a fish, while considering the dog a delicacy. plains, in fact, ..."

9. The Journal of American Folk-lore by American Folklore Society (1920)
"They represent the folk-lore of one of the Western bands of Ojibwa in contact with the plains peoples, and themselves in a transitional stage between plains ..."

10. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"CENTRAL plains OF THE UNITED STATES. 'Preliminary Report on tho Geology and Underground Water Resources of the Central Great plains.' (US Geol. ..."

11. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1884)
"A long, creeping, creaking line of covered white ox- wagons, stretching away to the west across the vast and boundless brown plains. ..."

12. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1897)
"ARE THE BOWLDER CLAYS OF THE GREAT plains MARINE ? SEVERAL trains of evidence show that the western plains, as well as the Cordilleran region, ..."

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