bluegrass

See also: blue grass and Bluegrass

EnglishEdit

 
bluegrass (Poa pratensis) young seed heads

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Etymology 1Edit

blue +‎ grass, from the bluish appearance of the massed grass in late Spring.

NounEdit

bluegrass (countable and uncountable, plural bluegrasses)

  1. Kentucky bluegrass, Poa pratensis.
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Etymology 2Edit

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.

NounEdit

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.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English bluegrass.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbluɡɾas/, [ˈblu.ɣ̞ɾas]
  • IPA(key): /bluˈɡɾas/, [bluˈɣ̞ɾas]

NounEdit

bluegrass m (uncountable)

  1. bluegrass (a style of country music)