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prairie soil

noun
1.
a soil that forms in subhumid, temperate regions with tall grass as native vegetation.
Origin of prairie soil
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism
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  • And even in the face of such big things as he was on his way to meet the conquest of the prairie soil seemed wonderful.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
  • I have black, northwest Kansas prairie soil, with northeast slope.

    The Apple Various
  • It was one of thousands of towns founded after the Civil War–towns that were bursting like mushrooms through the prairie soil.

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
  • Their digging and tunnelling lets dissolving water and disintegrating air into the earth and deepens the prairie soil.

    Watched by Wild Animals Enos A. Mills
British Dictionary definitions for prairie soil

prairie soil

noun
1.
a soil type occurring in temperate areas formerly under prairie grasses and characterized by a black A horizon, rich in plant foods
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