tallgrass prairie

noun

tall·​grass prairie ˈtȯl-ˌgras- How to pronounce tallgrass prairie (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Fifteen million acres of tallgrass prairie once covered Missouri, said Francis Skalicky, MDC spokesman. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2022 Henslow’s sparrows often benefit from habitat restoration efforts and the creation of tallgrass prairie. Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune, 15 July 2022 One-third of Missouri used to be covered in tallgrass prairie. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2022 Today, less than 5% of the tallgrass prairie remains. Erika Page, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 Apr. 2022 Less than 4 percent of the tallgrass prairie remains, according to the National Park Service, with most of it in Kansas, a state with very little public land. Sarah Spicer, Washington Post, 30 Nov. 2021 Homestead National Historical Park rangers and volunteers have helped harvest seeds in the region’s tallgrass prairie to be used to restore disturbed areas of the prairie and increase species diversity. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 There are 56 species of wolf spiders in Illinois, and between 10 and 12 call the tallgrass prairie in Wilmington home. Bill Jones, chicagotribune.com, 19 Oct. 2021 Those fires are essential at the newest national tallgrass prairie in the USDA Forest Service system. Bill Jones, chicagotribune.com, 21 Sep. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tallgrass prairie was in 1920

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“Tallgrass prairie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tallgrass%20prairie. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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