bluegrass

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blue +‎ grass

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bluegrass (countable and uncountable, plural bluegrasses)

  1. (countable) Kentucky bluegrass, Poa pratensis.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the band Blue Grass Boys, led by Bill Monroe; bluegrass is first attested in print in reference to the genre of music in 1956.

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bluegrass (uncountable)

  1. (uncountable) A style of country music with roots in Scots-Irish Appalachian folk music, blues, and jazz and characterized by banjos, fiddles, acoustic guitars, dobros, and mandolins; but containing no drums, electric guitars, pianos or other keyboard or wind instruments.
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  • 2001. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: North America. Garland Publishing. Ellen Koskoff (Ed.) Pgs. 158-159.

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bluegrass m (uncountable)

  1. bluegrass