Festue
Festue \Fes"tue\, n. [See {Fescue}.] A straw; a fescue. [Obs.] --Holland. [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

  • fescue — [ fɛskju:] noun a narrow leaved grass, some kinds of which are valuable for pasture and fodder. [Genera Festuca and Vulpia.] Origin ME festu, festue straw, twig , from OFr. festu, based on L. festuca stalk, straw …   English new terms dictionary

  • fescue — /ˈfɛskju / (say feskyooh) noun 1. any grass of the genus Festuca, some species of which, especially Chewings fescue and creeping red fescue, are cultivated for pasture or lawns. 2. any of several grasses belonging to other related genera, as… …   Australian English dictionary

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