Kentucky bluegrass


Ken·​tucky bluegrass kən-ˈtə-kē- How to pronounce Kentucky bluegrass (audio)
: an Old World pasture and meadow grass (Poa pratensis) naturalized in North America and often used in lawns

called also bluegrass

Word History


Kentucky, state of U.S.

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kentucky bluegrass was in 1849

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“Kentucky bluegrass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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Kentucky bluegrass

Ken·​tucky bluegrass kən-ˌtək-ē- How to pronounce Kentucky bluegrass (audio)
: a pasture, lawn, and meadow grass that has tall stalks and slender bright green leaves and is native to Europe but is widely grown in North America
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