Prairie – meaning of the word and examples

A wide area of flat land without trees in Canada and the northern US. (Cambridge Dictionary)

prairie is a large area of flat, grassy land in North America. Prairies have very few trees. (Collins Dictionary)

Land in or predominantly in grass. (Merriam – Webster)

An extensive, level or slightly undulating, mostly treeless tract of land in the Mississippi valley, characterised by a highly fertile soil and originally covered with coarse grasses, and merging into drier plateaus in the west. (

A large open area of grassland, especially in North America.


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