short-grass prairie

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

Definition of short-grass prairie

Examples of short-grass prairie in a Sentence

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, 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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First Known Use of short-grass prairie

1844, in the meaning defined above

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“Short-grass prairie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short-grass%20prairie. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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