bluestem
bluestem luestem n. tall grass with smooth bluish leaf sheaths grown for hay in Western U.S.

Syn: blue stem, Andropogon furcatus, Andropogon gerardii. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bluestem — ☆ bluestem [blo͞o′stem΄ ] n. any of various tufted grasses (genus Andropogon) native to the U.S. and used for hay and forage …   English World dictionary

  • bluestem — noun Date: circa 1852 1. a tall North American grass (Andropogon gerardii syn. A. furcatus) that has smooth bluish leaf sheaths and slender spikes borne in pairs or clusters, is a dominant grass of the originally tallgrass prairies, and is used… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bluestem — /blooh stem /, n. 1. any of several prairie grasses of the genus Andropogon, having bluish leaf sheaths, now grown in the western U.S. for forage. 2. See dwarf palmetto. [1850 55, Amer.; BLUE + STEM1] * * * ▪ plant also called  beard grass   any… …   Universalium

  • bluestem — žieduotasis požiaudis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Dichanthium annulatum), paplitęs Afrikoje ir Azijos atogrąžose. atitikmenys: lot. Dichanthium annulatum angl. bluestem; Diaz bluestem; Hindi grass;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bluestem — noun Any of various grasses, including little bluestem and big bluestem …   Wiktionary

  • bluestem — akuotuotasis požiaudis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Miglinių šeimos pašarinis augalas (Dichanthium aristatum), paplitęs rytų ir pietryčių Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Dichanthium aristatum angl. Angleton bluestem; Angleton grass; awned… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • bluestem — blue·stem …   English syllables

  • bluestem — blue•stem [[t]ˈbluˌstɛm[/t]] n. pln any of several prairie grasses of the genus Andropogon, having bluish leaf sheaths, grown for forage • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • bluestem — noun tall grass with smooth bluish leaf sheaths grown for hay in the United States • Syn: ↑blue stem, ↑Andropogon furcatus, ↑Andropogon gerardii • Hypernyms: ↑grass …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bluestem grass — Bluestem can refer to various grasses: * Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) * Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii) and other species of the genus Andropogon * Cane bluestem and Caucasian bluestem of the Bothriochloa genus …   Wikipedia

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