blue grama


See under grama.

Origin of blue grama

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Definition for blue grama (2 of 2)


or gram·ma

[ grah-muh ]
/ ˈgrɑ mə /


any grass of the genus Bouteloua, of South America and western North America, as B. gracilis (blue grama).

Origin of grama

1820–30, Americanism; < Spanish grama < Latin grāmina, plural of grāmen grass
Also called grama grass. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for blue grama


grama grass

/ (ˈɡrɑːmə) /


any of various grasses of the genus Bouteloua, of W North America and South America: often used as pasture grasses

Word Origin for grama

C19: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin grāmen grass
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