plains

1 of 2

plural of plain entry 2

present tense third-person singular of plain entry 5

Plains

2 of 2

adjective

: of or relating to Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains or to their culture
the Plains peoples
Plains art
The field is particularly important for bison restoration efforts, she said, given that the Plains Indians—a term used to describe a number of Indigenous tribes that inhabit the Great Plains of the US and Canada—relied on the animal and its habitat for thousands of years.Louise Johns

Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1697, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plains was in 1697

Dictionary Entries Near plains

Cite this Entry

“Plains.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plains. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Plains

adjective
: of or relating to Indigenous people of the Great Plains or to their culture
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