a tract of grassland; meadow.
(in Florida) a low, sandy tract of grassland often covered with water.
Southern U.S. wet grassland; marsh.
(initial capital letter) a steam locomotive having a two-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and a two-wheeled rear truck.
- prai·rie·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prairie
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Scientific definitions for prairie
An extensive area of flat or rolling grassland, especially the large plain of central North America.
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