- a semiarid region E of the Rocky Mountains, in the U.S. and Canada.
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- a vast region of North America east of the Rocky Mountains, extending from the lowlands of the Mackenzie River (Canada), south to the Big Bend of the Rio Grande
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Now characterized by huge ranches and farms, the Great Plains were long inhabited by Native Americans.
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