blue grama

noun

Definition of blue grama

: a low-growing perennial grama (Bouteloua gracilis) having slender curly leaves that is an important forage grass especially in the Great Plains

Examples of blue grama in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The window to fertilize warm-season grasses (Buffalo, blue grama and Bermuda) is now through early August. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, "How to salvage your garden after a Colorado hail storm rips it apart," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of blue grama

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Blue grama.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20grama. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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