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bluegrass

[ bloo-gras, -grahs ]
/ ˈbluˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs /
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noun
any grass of the genus Poa, as the Kentucky bluegrass, P. pratensis, having dense tufts of bluish-green blades and creeping rhizomes.
country music that is polyphonic in character and is played on unamplified stringed instruments, with emphasis especially on the solo banjo.
the Bluegrass. Bluegrass Region.
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Origin of bluegrass

An Americanism dating back to 1745–55; blue + grass
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British Dictionary definitions for bluegrass

bluegrass
/ (ˈbluːˌɡrɑːs) /

noun
any of several North American bluish-green grasses of the genus Poa, esp P. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass), grown for forage
a type of folk music originating in Kentucky, characterized by a simple harmonized accompaniment
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Cultural definitions for bluegrass

bluegrass

A kind of folk music for guitar, banjo, violin, other stringed instruments, and voice; bluegrass is distinguished by rapid notes and improvisation by the musicians.

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