- Rare a long stick, straw, etc., used as a teacher's pointer
- any of a genus (Festuca) of grasses, many of which are used in the temperate zone as lawn and pasture grasses
Origin of fescueMiddle English festu ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin festuca, a straw, blade of grass
- Any of various perennial grasses of the genus Festuca, often cultivated as pasturage.
- Any of several annual grasses of the genus Vulpia of dry habitats.
Origin of fescueAlteration of Middle English festu, straw, from Old French, from Late Latin fest&umacron;cum, from Latin fest&umacron;ca.
(third-person singular simple present fescues, present participle fescuing, simple past and past participle fescued)
- To use a fescue, or teach with a fescue.
From Old French festu (modern fétu), from Proto-Romance festu, from Latin festūca (“stalk, stem, straw”).