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prairie soil

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  1. a soil that forms in subhumid, temperate regions with tall grass as native vegetation.

Origin of prairie soil

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for prairie soil

prairie soil

  1. a soil type occurring in temperate areas formerly under prairie grasses and characterized by a black A horizon, rich in plant foods
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