sheep's fescue
Fescue Fes"cue (f[e^]s"k[-u]), n. [OE. festu, OF. festu, F. f['e]tu, fr. L. festuca stalk, straw.] 1. A straw, wire, stick, etc., used chiefly to point out letters to children when learning to read. ``Pedantic fescue.'' --Sterne. [1913 Webster]

To come under the fescue of an imprimatur. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. An instrument for playing on the harp; a plectrum. [Obs.] --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

3. The style of a dial. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

4. (Bot.) A grass of the genus {Festuca}. [1913 Webster]

{Fescue grass} (Bot.), a genus of grasses ({Festuca}) containing several species of importance in agriculture. {Festuca ovina} is {sheep's fescue}; {F. elatior} is {meadow fescue}. [1913 Webster]


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  • sheep's fescue — noun cultivated for sheep pasturage in upland regions or used as a lawn grass • Syn: ↑sheep fescue, ↑Festuca ovina • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Member Holonyms: ↑Festuca, ↑genus Festuca * * * va …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sheep's Fescue — Taxobox name = Sheep s Fescue image width = 240px image caption = Festuca ovina on left regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Poales familia = Poaceae genus = Festuca species = F. ovina binomial = Festuca ovina… …   Wikipedia

  • sheep's fescue — noun see sheep fescue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sheep's fescue — /ʃips ˈfɛskju/ (say sheeps feskyooh) noun a variable perennial grass, Festuca ovina …   Australian English dictionary

  • Fescue — Fes cue (f[e^]s k[ u]), n. [OE. festu, OF. festu, F. f[ e]tu, fr. L. festuca stalk, straw.] 1. A straw, wire, stick, etc., used chiefly to point out letters to children when learning to read. Pedantic fescue. Sterne. [1913 Webster] To come under… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fescue grass — Fescue Fes cue (f[e^]s k[ u]), n. [OE. festu, OF. festu, F. f[ e]tu, fr. L. festuca stalk, straw.] 1. A straw, wire, stick, etc., used chiefly to point out letters to children when learning to read. Pedantic fescue. Sterne. [1913 Webster] To come …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sheep fescue — noun cultivated for sheep pasturage in upland regions or used as a lawn grass • Syn: ↑sheep s fescue, ↑Festuca ovina • Hypernyms: ↑grass • Member Holonyms: ↑Festuca, ↑genus Festuca * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fescue — Taxobox name = Fescue image width = 240px image caption = Meadow Fescue ( Festuca pratensis ) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Liliopsida ordo = Poales familia = Poaceae genus = Festuca genus authority = L. subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • sheep fescue — noun Date: 1945 a hardy fine foliaged fescue (Festuca ovina) widely used as a pasture grass called also sheep s fescue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • meadow fescue — Fescue Fes cue (f[e^]s k[ u]), n. [OE. festu, OF. festu, F. f[ e]tu, fr. L. festuca stalk, straw.] 1. A straw, wire, stick, etc., used chiefly to point out letters to children when learning to read. Pedantic fescue. Sterne. [1913 Webster] To come …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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