Definition of Prairies

1. Noun. (plural of prairie) ¹

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Definition of Prairies

1. prairie [n] - See also: prairie

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prairies

prairie schooners
prairie smoke
prairie soil
prairie star
prairie sunflower
prairie trefoil
prairie trillium
prairie vole
prairie wagon
prairie wake-robin
prairie white-fringed orchid
prairie white-fringed orchis
prairie willow
prairie wolf
prairies (current term)
praise the Lord
praise to the skies

Literary usage of Prairies

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1878)
"FOR many years past there has been no lack of literature on the subject of the prairies of the western states and territories, nor any dearth of theories to ..."

2. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1892)
"Why are the prairies Treeless ? By MILLER CHRISTY, PLS* ALL who are familiar with the prairies of tho West must, I think, have asked themselves at times the ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"From this forest line the prairies extend westward from 200 to 600 miles to the Great ... In general we may say that the characteristics of the prairies are ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1895)
"... AND THE BLACK prairies OF ALABAMA. IT is, perhaps, too much to expect that the origin of the physiographic features of a region should always receive ..."

5. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1854)
"... false ponds;" as also the appearance of one of those whirlwinds which are common not only to the - great prairies," but to the sandy wastes of the ..."

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