blue-grama

blue grama

noun
See under grama.

Origin:
1870–75, Americanism

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grama

[grah-muh]
noun
any grass of the genus Bouteloua, of South America and western North America, as B. gracilis (blue grama)
Also, gramma.
Also called grama grass.


Origin:
1820–30, Americanism; < Spanish grama < Latin grāmina, plural of grāmen grass

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grama or grama grass (ˈɡrɑːmə)
 
n
any of various grasses of the genus Bouteloua, of W North America and South America: often used as pasture grasses
 
[C19: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin grāmen grass]
 
grama grass or grama grass
 
n
 
[C19: from Spanish, ultimately from Latin grāmen grass]

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