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bluestem

[bloo-stem] /ˈbluˌstɛm/
noun
1.
any of several prairie grasses of the genus Andropogon, having bluish leaf sheaths, now grown in the western U.S. for forage.
Origin of bluestem
1850-1855
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55; blue + stem1
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