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. 2001.

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  • sheep fescue — n. a widespread perennial grass (Festuca ovina) of temperate climates, growing in small, grayish green tufts …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • sheep fescue — sheep′ fes cue n. pln a widely distributed grass, Festuca ovina, with densely clustered stems: cultivated for lawns and forage • Etymology: 1750–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • sheep fescue — a widely distributed grass, Festuca ovina, having densely clustered stems and cultivated for lawns and forage. [1750 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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