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Any of various grasses of several genera, especially Andropogon, Bothriochloa, and Schizachyrium, often with bluish-green leaves, some of which are important North American prairie grasses.


a name applied to a number of North American prairie grasses



any of several prairie grasses of the genus Andropogon, having bluish leaf sheaths, grown for forage.
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Noun1.bluestem - tall grass with smooth bluish leaf sheaths grown for hay in the United Statesbluestem - tall grass with smooth bluish leaf sheaths grown for hay in the United States
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
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While we were lying there against the warm bank, a little insect of the palest, frailest green hopped painfully out of the buffalo grass and tried to leap into a bunch of bluestem.
Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) Variety = Cimarron preferred, Blaze acceptable.
San Francisco restaurant Bluestem Brasserie is celebrating the 50th anniversary celebration of the Summer of Love with a special cocktail menu.
A wind turbine owned and operated by Omaha-based Bluestem Energy Solutions was recently erected just southwest of the CCC-Hastings campus as part of a public-private partnership between Bluestem, the college and Hastings Utilities.
Sand sagebrush-mixed prairie is dominated by sand sagebrush and perennial warm-season grasses, including blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis), sand dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus), sand bluestem (Andropogon hallii), little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), and sand paspalum (Paspalum setaceum).
com)-- Bluestem Electric Cooperative (Bluestem) and the Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation (PCEDC) announces the purchase of approximately twelve acres of land by Bluestem in the Wamego Industrial Park east of Wamego.
The company is backed by Bluestem Capital, PrairieGold Venture Partners, and others.
25 January 2016 - US-based wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage project developer Renewable Energy Systems has sold the Bluestem Wind Project to US-based power producer Exelon Generation, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 25, 2016-RES Sells Bluestem Wind Project to Exelon Generation
Led by Bluestem Capital, the round was oversubscribed, according to the company, with participation from existing investors, including PrairieGoldVenture Partners.
He is determined, however, to return and liberate Little Bluestem, another white captive.
62"W), was a cool season pasture that had been seeded with big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii Vitman) in 2005.