Meaning of blue stem

blue' stem'

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— Plant Pathol. Plant Pathol.
  1. a disease of raspberries and blackberries, characterized by blue discoloration of the stem, wilting, and discoloration and decay of the roots, caused by a fungus, Verticillium alboatrum.

blue•stem

Pronunciation: (bl'stem"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several prairie grasses of the genus Andropogon, having bluish leaf sheaths, now grown in the western U.S. for forage.
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