prairie soil

noun

Definition of prairie soil

: any of a zonal group of soils developed in a temperate relatively humid climate under tall grass

Examples of prairie soil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At each site, the research team sampled native, undisturbed prairie soil, as well as soil that had been farmed for many years. Quanta Magazine, "Below Our Feet, a World of Hidden Life," 16 June 2015

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First Known Use of prairie soil

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Prairie soil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prairie%20soil. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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