See also:tract of grassy and treeless
See also:country, generally restricted to tracts so characterized in the central parts of
See also:America . In the
See also:United States the prairies may be taken to extend from
See also:southern Michigan and western
See also:Ohio over
See also:Illinois (especially designated the
See also:Prairie State),
See also:Iowa, Wisconsin and
See also:Minnesota, and west of the Missouri to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains (see articles on the several states, and UNITED STATES) . In
See also:Canada they extend from the same mountains to a
See also:line somewhat to the east of
See also:Winnipeg . The word prairie is used in a large number of compounds referring to natural and other features,
See also:fauna, &c., characteristic of the prairies . Examples are: prairie-chicken or prairie-
See also:hen, a name for the pinnated
See also:grouse (Cupidonia or Tympanucus cupido), also applied to Pedioecetes phasinellus, the
See also:sharp-tailed grouse; prairie-
See also:dog, a rodent of the squirrel
See also:family, genus Cynomys, a gregarious burrowing animal, and other animals noticed below; prairie-
See also:schooner, a name for the covered wagons in which emigrants used to
See also:cross the plains; prairie-grass, &c .
PRAIRIE DU CHIEN
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