short-grass prairie

\ ˈshȯrt-ˌgras- How to pronounce short-grass prairie (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web But 160 acres weren’t enough in the short-grass prairies, so Congress doubled it, then doubled it again to 640 acres for livestock. National Geographic, "Two visions collide amid push to restore Montana plains," 16 Jan. 2020 Officials say the goal is to create a short-grass prairie ecosystem with its original inhabitants, including bison. USA TODAY, "Space dummy, Bigfoot denial, pumped-up pumpkin: News from around our 50 states," 2 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of short-grass prairie

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Short-grass prairie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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