swamp itch


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Prairie \Prai"rie\, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie,
   LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.]
   1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of
      trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually
      characterized by a deep, fertile soil. They abound
      throughout the Mississippi valley, between the Alleghanies
      and the Rocky mountains.
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            From the forests and the prairies,
            From the great lakes of the northland. --Longfellow.
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   2. A meadow or tract of grass; especially, a so called
      natural meadow.
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   Prairie chicken (Zool.), any American grouse of the genus
      Tympanuchus, especially Tympanuchus Americanus
      (formerly Tympanuchus cupido), which inhabits the
      prairies of the central United States. Applied also to the
      sharp-tailed grouse.

   Prairie clover (Bot.), any plant of the leguminous genus
      Petalostemon, having small rosy or white flowers in
      dense terminal heads or spikes. Several species occur in
      the prairies of the United States.

   Prairie dock (Bot.), a coarse composite plant ({Silphium
      terebinthaceum}) with large rough leaves and yellow
      flowers, found in the Western prairies.

   Prairie dog (Zool.), a small American rodent ({Cynomys
      Ludovicianus}) allied to the marmots. It inhabits the
      plains west of the Mississippi. The prairie dogs burrow in
      the ground in large warrens, and have a sharp bark like
      that of a dog. Called also prairie marmot.

   Prairie grouse. Same as Prairie chicken, above.

   Prairie hare (Zool.), a large long-eared Western hare
      (Lepus campestris). See Jack rabbit, under 2d Jack.
      

   Prairie hawk, Prairie falcon (Zool.), a falcon of Western
      North America (Falco Mexicanus). The upper parts are
      brown. The tail has transverse bands of white; the under
      parts, longitudinal streaks and spots of brown.

   Prairie hen. (Zool.) Same as Prairie chicken, above.

   Prairie itch (Med.), an affection of the skin attended with
      intense itching, which is observed in the Northern and
      Western United States; -- also called swamp itch,
      winter itch.

   Prairie marmot. (Zool.) Same as Prairie dog, above.

   Prairie mole (Zool.), a large American mole ({Scalops
      argentatus}), native of the Western prairies.

   Prairie pigeon, Prairie plover, or Prairie snipe
      (Zool.), the upland plover. See Plover, n., 2.

   Prairie rattlesnake (Zool.), the massasauga.

   Prairie snake (Zool.), a large harmless American snake
      (Masticophis flavigularis). It is pale yellow, tinged
      with brown above.

   Prairie squirrel (Zool.), any American ground squirrel of
      the genus Spermophilus, inhabiting prairies; -- called
      also gopher.

   Prairie turnip (Bot.), the edible turnip-shaped farinaceous
      root of a leguminous plant (Psoralea esculenta) of the
      Upper Missouri region; also, the plant itself. Called also
      pomme blanche, and pomme de prairie.

   Prairie warbler (Zool.), a bright-colored American warbler
      (Dendroica discolor). The back is olive yellow, with a
      group of reddish spots in the middle; the under parts and
      the parts around the eyes are bright yellow; the sides of
      the throat and spots along the sides, black; three outer
      tail feathers partly white.

   Prairie wolf. (Zool.) See Coyote.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swamp \Swamp\, n. [Cf. AS. swam a fungus, OD. swam a sponge, D.
   zwam a fungus, G. schwamm a sponge, Icel. sv["o]ppr, Dan. &
   Sw. swamp, Goth. swamms, Gr. somfo`s porous, spongy.]
   Wet, spongy land; soft, low ground saturated with water, but
   not usually covered with it; marshy ground away from the
   seashore.
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         Gray swamps and pools, waste places of the hern.
                                                  --Tennyson.
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         A swamp differs from a bog and a marsh in producing
         trees and shrubs, while the latter produce only
         herbage, plants, and mosses.             --Farming
                                                  Encyc. (E.
                                                  Edwards,
                                                  Words).
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   Swamp blackbird. (Zool.) See Redwing
   (b) .

   Swamp cabbage (Bot.), skunk cabbage.

   Swamp deer (Zool.), an Asiatic deer (Rucervus Duvaucelli)
      of India.

   Swamp hen. (Zool.)
   (a) An Australian azure-breasted bird (Porphyrio bellus);
       -- called also goollema.
   (b) An Australian water crake, or rail (Porzana Tabuensis);
       -- called also little swamp hen.
   (c) The European purple gallinule.

   Swamp honeysuckle (Bot.), an American shrub ({Azalea
      viscosa} syn. Rhododendron viscosa or {Rhododendron
      viscosum}) growing in swampy places, with fragrant flowers
      of a white color, or white tinged with rose; -- called
      also swamp pink and white swamp honeysuckle.

   Swamp hook, a hook and chain used by lumbermen in handling
      logs. Cf. Cant hook.

   Swamp itch. (Med.) See Prairie itch, under Prairie.

   Swamp laurel (Bot.), a shrub (Kalmia glauca) having small
      leaves with the lower surface glaucous.

   Swamp maple (Bot.), red maple. See Maple.

   Swamp oak (Bot.), a name given to several kinds of oak
      which grow in swampy places, as swamp Spanish oak
      (Quercus palustris), swamp white oak ({Quercus
      bicolor}), swamp post oak (Quercus lyrata).

   Swamp ore (Min.), bog ore; limonite.

   Swamp partridge (Zool.), any one of several Australian game
      birds of the genera Synoicus and Excalfatoria, allied
      to the European partridges.

   Swamp robin (Zool.), the chewink.

   Swamp sassafras (Bot.), a small North American tree of the
      genus Magnolia (Magnolia glauca) with aromatic leaves
      and fragrant creamy-white blossoms; -- called also {sweet
      bay}.

   Swamp sparrow (Zool.), a common North American sparrow
      (Melospiza Georgiana, or Melospiza palustris), closely
      resembling the song sparrow. It lives in low, swampy
      places.

   Swamp willow. (Bot.) See Pussy willow, under Pussy.
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