sand bluestem


Definition of 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

First Known Use of sand bluestem

circa 1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Sand bluestem.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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