Prairie

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An extensive area of relatively flat grassland with few, if any, trees, especially in North America
They abound throughout the Mississippi valley, between the Alleghanies and the Rocky mountains
A large area of level or slightly rolling grasslands
Level or hilly grassland that is found in the centre of North America In Canada, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta contain large areas of prairie
Nearly level or rolling grassland, originally treeless, and usually characterized by fertile soil
a treeless grassy plain
An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil
a broad, largely flat tract of grassland, especially in central North America
where tree cover makes up less than 10 percent of land
An extensive area of flat or rolling, natural grassland Florida has both wet and dry prairies, each with its own specialized communities of plants and animals
Land predominately covered in grasses
a tract of level to hilly land that has a predominance of grasses and small broad leaved plants, a scarcity of shrubs, and is nearly treeless
- area dominated by grasses on mineral soil Trees may be present, but less than 10% of the area has a tree canopy Four natural communities: fine-textured-soil prairie, sand prairie, gravel prairie, dolomite prairie
A prairie is a large area of flat, grassy land in North America. Prairies have very few trees. a wide open area of fairly flat land in North America which is covered in grass or wheat (pratum ). Level or rolling grassland, especially that found in central North America. Decreasing amounts of rainfall, from 40 in. (100 cm) at the forested eastern edge to less than 12 in. (30 cm) at the desertlike western edge, affect the species composition of the prairie grassland. The vegetation is composed primarily of perennial grasses, with many species of flowering plants of the pea and composite families. The three main types of prairie are the tallgrass prairie; midgrass, or mixed-grass, prairie; and shortgrass prairie, or shortgrass plains. Coastal prairie, Pacific or California prairie, Palouse prairie, and desert plains grassland are covered primarily with combinations of mixed-grass and shortgrass species. prairie chicken prairie dog Prairie school
an extensive area of flat or rolling grassland
A prairie is a wide, relatively flat area of land that has grasses and only a few trees
{i} large open grassland, savanna, meadow
Ecosystem dominated by grasses and wildflowers
A meadow or tract of grass; especially, a so called natural meadow
prairie chicken
Either of two species of flightless bird of the genus Tympanuchus, native to the prairies of North America, the greater and lesser prairie chickens
prairie clover
A species in that genus
prairie clover
A plant of that genus
prairie clover
A genus, Dalea, in the family Fabaceae
prairie clovers
plural form of prairie clover
prairie dog
A small, stout-bodied burrowing rodent with shallow cheek pouches, native to North America and Central America
prairie dogs
plural form of prairie dog
prairie schooner
A horse-drawn wagon used to transport people and goods in the American west of the 18th and 19th centuries

It was what we call a prairie schooner, covered with cloth, a genuine emigrant wagon.

prairie schooners
plural form of prairie schooner
Prairie School
A group of American architects practicing mainly in the Midwest in the early 20th century, whose designs for low, horizontally extended houses and emphasis on natural materials were influenced especially by Frank Lloyd Wright. Group of architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, who created low-lying "prairie houses" in the U.S. Midwest 1900-17. Prairie houses were generally built of brick, wood, and plaster, with stucco walls and bands of casement windows. The Prairie architects emphasized horizontal lines by using low roofs with wide, projecting eaves. They discarded elaborate floor plans and detailing for flowing internal spaces organized around a central fireplace or hearth. The resulting low, spreading structures are characterized by light, crossing volumes and spaces; they reach out to nature, not to other buildings. Other architects working in the style included George Grant Elmslie (1871-1952) and Barry Byrne (1883-1967)
prairie aster
violet-flowered perennial aster of central United States having solitary heads
prairie bird's-foot trefoil
North American annual with red or rose-colored flowers
prairie chicken
brown mottled North American grouse of western prairies
prairie chicken
Either of two birds (Tympanuchus cupido or T. pallidicinctus) of the grouse family, found in western North America and having deep-chested bodies and mottled brownish plumage. Either of two species of North American grouse (genus Tympanuchus) noted for lek displays (group courtship displays). The greater prairie chicken is about 18 in. (45 cm) long and may weigh almost 2 lbs (1 kg). Its brown plumage is strongly barred below, and it has a short, rounded, dark tail. It occurs locally from Saskatchewan to coastal Texas and Louisiana; northernmost birds are somewhat migratory. The eastern subspecies, the heath hen, is extinct. The lesser prairie chicken, smaller and paler, inhabits the arid western central Great Plains. The sharp-tailed grouse (Pedioecetes) is locally called prairie chicken
prairie coneflower
coneflower of central to southwestern United States
prairie cordgrass
North American cordgrass having leaves with dry membranous margins and glumes with long awns
prairie dog
A prairie dog is a type of small furry animal that lives underground in the prairies of North America. Any of several burrowing rodents of the genus Cynomys in the squirrel family, having light brown fur and a warning call that sounds similar to a dog's bark. The prairie dog lives in large colonies, chiefly in the Great Plains of North America. a small animal with a short tail, which lives in holes on the prairies. Any of five species (genus Cynomys) of short-legged, terrestrial squirrels, named for their barklike call. Once abundant throughout the plains of the western U.S., part of southern Canada, and northern Mexico, they are now found mostly in isolated or protected areas. They are 12-17 in. (30-43 cm) long, including a 1-5-in. (3-12-cm) tail. Their main diet is grass. Colonies consist of well-defined territories defended by a male, several females, and young. The burrows of the black-tailed prairie dog have carefully tended funnel-shaped entry mounds that prevent flooding and serve as lookout posts. The white-tailed prairie dog inhabits higher altitudes, hibernates, and is less colonial
prairie dog
any of several rodents of North American prairies living in large complex burrows having a barking cry
prairie dog
{i} prairie marmot, burrowing rodent of the squirrel family that has light brown fur and lives in the prairies of North America
prairie falcon
A large, square-headed falcon (Falco mexicanus) of western North America, having dark brown back feathers with pale edges and faintly spotted whitish underparts
prairie gentian
one of the most handsome prairie wildflowers laving large erect bell-shaped bluish flowers; of moist places in prairies and fields from eastern Colorado and Nebraska south to New Mexico and Texas
prairie gourd
perennial vine of dry parts of central and southwestern United States and Mexico having small hard mottled green inedible fruit small hard green-and-white inedible fruit of the prairie gourd plant
prairie mallow
false mallow of western United States having racemose red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Malvastrum
prairie marmot
{i} prairie dog, burrowing rodent of the squirrel family that has light brown fur and lives in the prairies of North America
prairie mimosa
perennial herb of North American prairies having dense heads of small white flowers
prairie orchid
orchid of boggy or wet lands of north central United States having racemes of very fragrant creamy or greenish white flowers
prairie oysters
food made from bull testicles
prairie rattlesnake
widely distributed between the Mississippi and the Rockies
prairie rocket
any of several western American plants of the genus Cheiranthus having large yellow flowers any of several North American plants of the genus Erysimum having large yellow flowers
prairie schooner
A covered wagon, drawn by horses or oxen, that was used by pioneers in crossing the North American prairies and plains
prairie smoke
North American perennial with hairy basal pinnate leaves and purple flowers and plume-tipped fruits
prairie soil
a type of soil occurring under grasses in temperate climates
prairie star
plant with mostly basal leaves and slender open racemes of white or pale pink flowers; prairies and open forest of northwestern United States to British Columbia and Alberta
prairie state
Illinois; a nickname
prairie sunflower
similar to the common sunflower with slender usually branching stems common in central United States
prairie vole
typical vole of the extended prairie region of central United States and southern Canada
prairie wake-robin
trillium of central United States having dark purple sessile flowers
prairie white-fringed orchid
of central North America; a threatened species
prairie willow
slender shrubby willow of dry areas of North America
prairie-dogging
{i} practice of office workers to pop up their heads over cubicle walls when they hear a loud noise or voice
Silicon Prairie
the area of high-tech businesses around Schaumburg, Illinois, Dallas, Texas, or Ames, Iowa
soda prairie
Any of several barren tracts of level ground, in the southwestern United States, covered with a layer of natron
Eden Prairie
A city of eastern Minnesota, a residential suburb of Minneapolis. Population: 39,311
Grand Prairie
A city of northeast Texas halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth. Located in a highly urbanized area, the city has aerospace, steel, and plastics industries. Population: 99,616
Little House on the Prairie
a book for children by the US writer Laura Ingalls Wilder, which describes her life as a child in the Midwest in the 19th century, when her family were among the first white people to live there. It is also the name of a popular US television programme of the 1970s, which was based on Wilder's books
blacktail prairie dog
tail is black tipped
greater prairie chicken
the most common variety of prairie chicken
lesser prairie chicken
a smaller prairie chicken of western Texas
prairies
plural of prairie
white prairie aster
perennial of western North America having white flowers
whitetail prairie dog
tail is white tipped
Prairie