tall fescue grass
noun see tall fescue

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tall fescue grass — noun see tall fescue …   Useful english dictionary

  • tall fescue — tȯl n a European fescue (Festuca elatior syn. F. arundinacea) with erect smooth stems 3 to 4 feet (about 1 meter) high that has been introduced into No. America called also tall fescue grass see FESCUE FOOT …   Medical dictionary

  • tall fescue — noun or tall fescue grass : meadow fescue * * * tall fescue, a variety of meadow fescue …   Useful english dictionary

  • tall fescue — noun Date: circa 1762 a European fescue (Festuca elatior syn. F. arundinacea) with erect smooth stems three to four feet (about one meter) high that has been introduced into North America called also tall fescue grass compare fescue foot …   New Collegiate 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

  • 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 foot — fes·cue foot fes (.)kyü n a disease of the feet of cattle resembling ergotism that is associated with feeding on fescue grass (genus Festuca) and esp. tall fescue * * * a condition seen in cattle and sheep in Australia, New Zealand, and North… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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

  • fescue —   n. stick used by teacher as pointer; several tall kinds of grass …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • rescue grass — ˈre(ˌ)skyü noun or rescue brome Etymology: probably alteration of fescue grass : a tall American bromegrass (Bromus catharticus) that somewhat resembles chess and is cultivated for hay and forage in the southern United States and other mild… …   Useful english dictionary

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