from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A group of American architects practicing mainly in the Midwest in the early 20th century, whose designs for low, horizontally extended houses and emphasis on natural materials were influenced especially by Frank Lloyd Wright.
From the use of horizontal lines in imitation of the flatness of the Midwestern prairie.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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