sand bluestem


: a tall rhizomatous North American grass (Andropogon hallii synonym A. gerardii var. paucipilus) that is a dominant grass of the originally tallgrass prairies and is used for forage and as a soil binder compare bluestem sense 1

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sand bluestem was circa 1946

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“Sand bluestem.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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