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bluegrass

Noun

1 any of various grasses of the genus Poa [syn: blue grass]
2 an area in central Kentucky notied for it bluegrass and thoroughbred horses [syn: Bluegrass Country, Bluegrass Region]
3 a type of country music played at a rapid tempo on banjos and guitars

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Etymology

From blue + grass

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Noun

  1. A type of grass of the genus Poa.
  2. A type of American country music with roots in country music, Scots-Irish Appalachian folk music, blues, and jazz.

Extensive Definition

Bluegrass refers to several species of grasses of the genus Poa (with the most famous being the Kentucky bluegrass)
The term has also been applied to various things that relate to the region in which the grass grows:
bluegrass in Volapük: Blue Grass
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