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bluestem

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noun blue·stem \ˈblü-ˌstem\

Definition of bluestem

  1. 1 :  a tall North American grass (Andropogon gerardii syn. A. furcatus) that has smooth bluish leaf sheaths and slender spikes borne in pairs or clusters, is a dominant grass of the originally tallgrass prairies, and is used for hay and forage —called also big bluestem — compare sand bluestem

  2. 2 :  little bluestem



Circa 1852

First Known Use of bluestem

circa 1852


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