prairie biome
Biome Bi"ome (b[imac]"[=o]m), n. [Gr. bi`os life.] 1. (Ecology) a specific type of complex ecological community characterized by specific environmental conditions and a distinctive group of plants and animals, maintained in a relatively stable equilibrium, such as a {rain forest biome} or {prairie biome}. [PJC]

2. a particular region which is a biome[1]. [PJC]


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