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, 16 June 2015

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Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prairie soil was in 1817

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“Prairie soil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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