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 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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  • fescue — /fes kyooh/, n. 1. Also called fescue grass. any grass of the genus Festuca, some species of which are cultivated for pasture or lawns. 2. a pointer, as a straw or slender stick, used to point out the letters in teaching children to read. [1350… …   Universalium

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  • fescue foot — noun Date: 1949 a disease of the feet of cattle resembling ergotism that is associated with feeding on fescue grass and especially tall fescue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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