blue stem: Meaning and Definition of
— Plant Pathol. Plant Pathol.
- 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.
Pronunciation: (bl'stem"), [key]
- any of several prairie grasses of the genus Andropogon, having bluish leaf sheaths, now grown in the western U.S. for forage.
- bluestem (Thesaurus)