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

Examples of Kentucky bluegrass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame gives an in-depth look into the sport of kings, from a racehorse’s first humble steps on Kentucky bluegrass to—hopefully—the pinnacle of the sport. Laura Ratliff, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 June 2024 That's because the grass most found in Wisconsin — Kentucky bluegrass — can survive in longer drought-like periods. Christopher Kuhagen, Journal Sentinel, 7 June 2023 For Northern lawns or partial shade, Kentucky bluegrass is a popular choice. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Apr. 2023 Utah’s capital also offers a free program to test the efficiency of sprinklers, a rain barrel program that allows residents to buy containers at cost, and this year launched a program to offer residents a grass seed that is formulated for the region and uses less water than Kentucky bluegrass. Alixel Cabrera, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Sep. 2022 The unplugged, pastoral side to baseball, with its hickory bats, Kentucky bluegrass, rawhide, and western Pennsylvania dirt, isn’t going away. Globe Staff,, 18 Mar. 2021 They are used to Kentucky bluegrass. Neil Sperry,, 22 Jan. 2021 Lawns are required to be seeded or sodded in Kentucky bluegrass, and trash cans must be kept out of view. Star Tribune, 14 Nov. 2020 The Orioles put in new sod and replenished five inches of dirt, including 105,000 square feet of Kentucky bluegrass and 1,500 tons of sand. Jacob Calvin Meyer, Baltimore Sun, 7 Apr. 2023

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Word History


Kentucky, state of U.S.

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Kentucky bluegrass was in 1849

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“Kentucky bluegrass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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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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