a large, destructive short-horned grasshopper, Brachystola magna, of the western U.S., marked by pinkish hind wings.
noun 1. a member of any of the American Indian tribes, as those of the Algonquian, Athabascan, Caddoan, Kiowa, Siouan, or Uto-Aztecan linguistic families, that formerly inhabited the Great Plains. All were more or less nomadic, following the buffalo, and were often in touch with one another so that the development among them of common […]
[pleynz-muh n] /ˈpleɪnz mən/ noun, plural plainsmen. 1. an inhabitant of the . /ˈpleɪnzmən/ noun (pl) -men 1. a person who lives in a plains region, esp in the Great Plains of North America n. 1858, from plains + man (n.).
noun 1. a high plain adjoining the city of Quebec, Canada: battlefield where the English under Wolfe defeated the French under Montcalm in 1759. noun 1. (functioning as sing) a field in E Canada between Quebec City and the St Lawrence River: site of an important British victory (1759) in the Seven Years’ War, which […]
[pleyn-sawng, -song] /ˈpleɪnˌsɔŋ, -ˌsɒŋ/ noun 1. the unisonous vocal music used in the Christian church from the earliest times. 2. modal liturgical music; Gregorian chant. 3. a cantus firmus or theme chosen for contrapuntal development. 4. any simple and unadorned melody or air. /ˈpleɪnˌsɒŋ/ noun 1. the style of unison unaccompanied vocal music used in […]