Festucine definitions

1853, F. H. Stauffer, Rose May, the new School-Mistress, in The Family Fire-Side Book, page 314.

[…] ; and during the controversy and distracted attention, a beautiful young lady, habited in a black silk pelisse, a festucine dress, and an envious little straw bonnet, stepped out of the opposite side of the coach.

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1913, John Myers O'Hara, Heliogabalus, in Pagan Sonnets, page 10.

[…] laid.

Upon thy pouting lips the drench of wine!

Above thy brow they massed the festucine.

Tresses and bound them with a mitra's braid;

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(organic chemistry) Loline, an alkaloid with the formula C₈H₁₄N₂O.
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Origin of festucine

Latin festula stalk, straw. Compare fescue. The chemical is called "festucine" because it is found in Festuca. (Its synonym "loline" reflects its presence in Lolium.)