any of various tufted grasses (genus Andropogon) native to the U.S. and used for hay and forage
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.
big bluestem grass
(usually uncountable, plural bluestems)
- Any of various grasses, including little bluestem and big bluestem.