Fescue definition

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Any of various perennial grasses of the genus Festuca, often cultivated as pasturage.
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Any of several annual grasses of the genus Vulpia of dry habitats.
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(rare) A long stick, straw, etc., used as a teacher's pointer.
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Any of a genus (Festuca) of grasses, many of which are used in the temperate zone as lawn and pasture grasses.
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A straw, wire, stick, etc., used chiefly to point out letters to children when learning to read.
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A hardy grass commonly used to border golf fairways in temperate climates. Any member of the genus Festuca.
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An instrument for playing on the harp; a plectrum.

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The style of a sundial.
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To use a fescue, or teach with a fescue.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
fescue
Plural:
fescues

Origin of fescue

  • Alteration of Middle English festu straw from Old French from Late Latin festūcum from Latin festūca

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French festu (modern fétu), from Proto-Romance festu, from Latin festūca (“stalk, stem, straw”).

    From Wiktionary