prairie

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one of the three prairie provinces in western Canada; rich in oil and natural gas and minerals Alberta
musteline mammal of prairie regions of United States; nearly extinct black-footed ferret , ferret , Mustela nigripes
one of the most handsome prairie wildflowers having large erect bell-shaped bluish flowers; of moist places in prairies and fields from eastern Colorado and Nebraska south to New Mexico and Texas bluebell , Eustoma grandiflorum , prairie gentian , tulip gentian
biennial or short-lived perennial prairie rocket having orange-yellow flowers; western North America to Minnesota and Kansas; sometimes placed in genus Cheiranthus Cheiranthus asperus , Erysimum arkansanum , Erysimum asperum , western wall flower
prairie wolf coyote
prairie dogs Cynomys , genus Cynomys
United States industrialist who manufactured plows suitable for working the prairie soil (1804-1886) Deere , John Deere
narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire firebreak , fireguard
prairie chickens genus Tympanuchus , Tympanuchus
vast prairie region extending from Alberta and Saskatchewan and Manitoba in Canada south through the west central United States into Texas; formerly inhabited by Native Americans Great Plains , Great Plains of North America
most common variety of prairie chicken greater prairie chicken , Tympanuchus cupido
extinct prairie chicken heath hen , Tympanuchus cupido cupido
smaller prairie chicken of western Texas lesser prairie chicken , Tympanuchus pallidicinctus
one of the three prairie provinces in central Canada Manitoba
typical vole of the extended prairie region of central United States and southern Canada Microtus ochrogaster , prairie vole
any of various grasses of moderate height which covered the undisturbed prairie in the United States; includes most of the forage grasses of the temperate zone midgrass
prairie herb with solitary lilac-colored flowers prairia Sabbatia , Sabbatia campestris , Texas star
small hard green-and-white inedible fruit of the prairie gourd plant prairie gourd
one of the three prairie provinces in west central Canada Saskatchewan
primarily a prairie turtle of western United States and northern Mexico Terrapene ornata , Western box turtle
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