blue grama


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 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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First Known Use of blue grama

1858, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2022

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“Blue grama.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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