A field of fescue grass.
fescue definition by Webster's New World
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- 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
fescue definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- 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 festūcum, from Latin festūca.
fescue definition by Wiktionary
(third-person singular simple present fescues, present participle fescuing, simple past and past participle fescued)
- To use a fescue, or teach with a fescue.