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also Blue·grass Country or Blue·grass Region  (blo͞o′grăs′)
A region of central Kentucky noted for its lushly growing bluegrass and the breeding of thoroughbred horses.


1. Any of various grasses of the genus Poa, having bluish spikelets, including species such as Kentucky bluegrass that are used for pastures and lawns and others that are considered weeds.
2. Music A type of country music that originated in the southern United States, typically played on acoustic stringed instruments and characterized by rapid tempos and jazzlike improvisation.
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1. (Plants) any of several North American bluish-green grasses of the genus Poa, esp P. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass), grown for forage
2. (Pop Music) a type of folk music originating in Kentucky, characterized by a simple harmonized accompaniment
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(ˈbluˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs)

1. any grass of the genus Poa, as the Kentucky bluegrass, P. pratensis, having dense tufts of bluish green blades and creeping rhizomes.
2. country music, polyphonic in character, played on unamplified stringed instruments, esp. the solo banjo.
3. the Bluegrass, Bluegrass Region.
[1745–55, Amer.]
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Country music evolving from the Scots-Irish traditional music of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Bluegrass uses traditional mountain dance-group instrumentation, usually featuring unamplified mandolin, banjo, and fiddle.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bluegrass - any of various grasses of the genus Poabluegrass - any of various grasses of the genus Poa
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay
genus Poa, Poa - chiefly perennial grasses of cool temperate regions
June grass, Kentucky blue, Kentucky bluegrass, Kentucy blue grass, Poa pratensis - valuable meadow and pasture grass in Europe and especially central United States having tall stalks and slender bright green leaves; a chief constituent in lawn grass mixtures
2.Bluegrass - an area in central Kentucky noted for it bluegrass and thoroughbred horses
3.bluegrass - a type of country music played at a rapid tempo on banjos and guitars
C and W, country and western, country music - a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States; usually played on stringed instruments
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