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 Replace your lawn with buffalo grass (Buchloe dactyloides), blue grama grass (Bouteloua gracilis), or purple three-awn grass (Aristida purpurea). Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2022 The window to fertilize warm-season grasses (Buffalo, blue grama and Bermuda) is now through early August. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, 11 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blue grama was in 1858

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“Blue grama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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