bluestem

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From blue +‎ stem.

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bluestem (usually uncountable, plural bluestems)

  1. (US) Any of various grasses having bluish stems, including little bluestem and big bluestem. [from 19th c.]
    • 2013, Philipp Meyer, The Son, Simon & Schuster 2014, p. 30:
      Then we were going at a lope with the bluestem whipping our legs.

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