prairie soil
noun Date: 1817 any of a zonal group of soils developed in a temperate relatively humid climate under tall grass

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  • prairie soil — ☆ prairie soil n. [often P s ] any of a zonal group of dark, heavy textured soils, developed under tall grass cover in a temperate, relatively humid climate with moderate rainfall …   English World dictionary

  • prairie soil — noun a type of soil occurring under grasses in temperate climates • Hypernyms: ↑soil, ↑dirt * * * noun : a zonal group of soils developed in a temperate relatively humid climate under tall grass and characterized by a dark brown or grayish brown… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prairie soil — a soil that forms in subhumid, temperate regions with tall grass as native vegetation. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • reddish prairie soil — noun : any of a group of zonal soils developed under tall grass in a warm temperate humid to subhumid climate that have dark reddish brown somewhat acid surface soils which grade to the parent material through slightly heavier reddish soils …   Useful english dictionary

  • Prairie — For other uses, see Prairie (disambiguation). Prairie in Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa, United States Prairies (UK: /ˈprɛər.i/, US: /ˈprɛr.i/) are considered part of the temperate gra …   Wikipedia

  • Prairie restoration — is an ecologically friendly way to restore some of the prairie land that was lost to industry, farming and commerce. For example, the U.S. state of Illinois alone once held over 22 million acres (89,000 km²) of prairie land and now just 2,000… …   Wikipedia

  • Prairie — Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil. They… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prairie chicken — Prairie Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prairie clover — Prairie Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prairie dock — Prairie Prai rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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