Definition of Prairial in English:

Prairial

noun

  • The ninth month of the French Republican calendar (1793–1805), originally running from May 20 to June 18.

    • ‘Out went the old months - January to December - and in came Vendémiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, Nivôse, Pluviôse, Ventôse, Germinal, Floréal, Prairial, Messidor, Thermidor and Fructidor.’

Origin

French, from prairie meadow.

Pronunciation:

Prairial

/prerˈyäl/