prairie Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “prairie” in the English Dictionary

"prairie" in British English

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prairienoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈpreə.ri/  us   /ˈprer.i/
a ​widearea of ​flatland without ​trees in Canada and the ​northern US
(Definition of prairie from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"prairie" in American English

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prairienoun

 us   /ˈpreər·i/
a ​widearea of ​flatland, ​covered with ​grass, esp. a ​largearea in ​centralNorthAmerica that was ​originallycovered by ​grass and is now ​mainlyfarmingland
(Definition of prairie from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prairie”
in Korean 북미의 대초원…
in Arabic البَراري…
in Malaysian prairi…
in French prairie…
in Russian прерия…
in Chinese (Traditional) (加拿大和美國北部的)大草原…
in Italian prateria…
in Turkish step, geniş çayırlık arazi, Kuzey Amerika'daki geniş stepler…
in Polish preria…
in Spanish pradera, llanura…
in Vietnamese đồng cỏ…
in Portuguese pradaria…
in Thai ทุ่งหญ้า…
in German die Prärie…
in Catalan praderia…
in Japanese (北米の)大草原, プレーリー…
in Chinese (Simplified) (加拿大和美国北部的)大草原…
in Indonesian padang rumput…
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