Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
a name applied to a number of North American prairie grasses
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
any of several prairie grasses of the genus Andropogon, having bluish leaf sheaths, grown for forage.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||bluestem - 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.