What does the word prairie mean?

Usage examples for prairie

  1. " Yes, I like the prairie," she answered, " if I do have to plow." – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  2. She was like a prairie flower. – The Bad Man by Charles Hanson Towne
  3. " The way I figured," he said, " this mule will take us to Axton, and once we're there we stand a better chance to buy a mule than we do out here in the middle of the prairie." – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard