Great Plains


noun

a semiarid region E of the Rocky Mountains, in the U.S. and Canada.

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British Dictionary definitions for great plains

Great Plains

pl n

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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Cultural definitions for great plains

Great Plains

Grassland prairie region of North America, extending from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, in Canada, south through the west-central United States into Texas.

notes for Great Plains

Now characterized by huge ranches and farms, the Great Plains were long inhabited by Native Americans.

notes for Great Plains

In the 1930s, areas of the Great Plains were known collectively as the Dust Bowl. Poor agricultural practices led to depletion of topsoil, which was blown away in huge dust storms. The area was called the Great American Desert well into the nineteenth century.
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