short-grass prairie


Examples of short-grass prairie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Named for its marsupial-like hind legs, the kangaroo rat resides in North and West Texas and thrives in a short-grass prairie environment. Noor Adatia, Dallas News, 16 Aug. 2023 One is a tall-grass prairie with grasses and other plants that can get up to 10 feet tall, another is a short-grass prairie with plants that get 3 to 4 feet tall, and the third is a diverse prairie with plants that reach 3 to 4 feet. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Journal Sentinel, 30 June 2022 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, 16 Jan. 2020 Officials say the goal is to create a short-grass prairie ecosystem with its original inhabitants, including bison. USA TODAY, 2 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of short-grass prairie was in 1844

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“Short-grass prairie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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