- any of a large genus (Poa) of temperate and arctic forage grasses characterized by a bluish-green color
orig. in name of a band led by B. Monroe (c. 1945) a kind of Southern string-band music characterized by bluesy harmonies, rapid tempos, and an overall high-pitched vocal and instrumental sound
See bluegrass in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- also blue grass Any of various grasses of the genus Poa, including many valuable lawn and pasture plants, such as Kentucky bluegrass, and also some weeds.
- Music A type of folk music that originated in the southern United States, typically played on banjos and guitars and characterized by rapid tempos and jazzlike improvisation.
also Blue·grass Country or Blue·grass Region
A region of central Kentucky noted for its lushly growing bluegrass and the breeding of thoroughbred horses.
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