Festuca ovina
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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

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