noun \ˈfes-(ˌ)kyü\

Definition of FESCUE

:  a small pointer (as a stick) used to point out letters to children learning to read
:  any of a genus (Festuca) of tufted perennial grasses with panicled spikelets

Origin of FESCUE

Middle English festu stalk, straw, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin festucum, from Latin festuca
First Known Use: 1589

Rhymes with FESCUE


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of about 100 species of grasses that make up the genus Festuca (family Poaceae), native to temperate and cold regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Several species are important pasture and fodder grasses, and a few are used in lawn mixtures. One variety, blue fescue (F. ovina variety glauca), has smooth, silvery leaves and is planted in ornamental borders.


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