Origin of prairie
Definition for prairie (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for prairie
He stands, one assumes on a porch, which overlooks a prairie.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
One year later and 10 blocks away, my mother came into the world, the granddaughter of those pioneers who had roamed the prairie.
There, abandoned “ghost towns” populate the prairie fields and deserts, serving as a reminder of a not-so-distant past.
Because there is always this about the land, about prairie and pond and mountain: they never go away.
But this hardscrabble, prairie town, with its population of 5,000 people, cast its charm on Ballantine.Death in the Heartland: What Happened to Steven Haataja?|Tim Teeman|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By this time the sun was low in the west, and a short time afterward it dipped under the rim of the prairie.Bert Wilson in the Rockies|J. W. Duffield
In our village, we were as happy as a buffalo on the plains; but now we are more like the hungry and howling wolf in the prairie.History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians|George Mogridge
For several days his voracious plowshare had been turning over the prairie in long ribbons of swath like the pages of a book.The Wrong Woman|Charles D. Stewart
They looked out a place, but it was near the bushes, and Brother Joseph gave an order to go forward on to the prairie.
He had watched them out of sight over the prairie, and had felt quite proud of himself.The Sun Maid|Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for prairie
Word Origin for prairie
Word Origin and History for prairie
tract of level or undulating grassland in North America, by 1773, from French prairie "meadow, grassland," from Old French praerie "meadow, pastureland" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *prataria, from Latin pratum "meadow," originally "a hollow." The word existed in Middle English as prayere, but was lost and reborrowed to describe the American plains. Prairie dog is attested from 1774; prairie schooner "immigrant's wagon" is from 1841. Illinois has been the Prairie State since at least 1861. In Latin, Neptunia prata was poetic for "the sea."