A field of fescue grass.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- 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: Middle English festu ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin festuca, a straw, blade of grass
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Origin: Alteration of Middle English festu, straw, from Old French, from Late Latin festūcum, from Latin festūca.