Festuca

noun
Fes·​tu·​ca | \ feˈst(y)ükə, fə̇ˈ- \

Definition of Festuca

: a large genus of mostly tufted perennial grasses comprising the fescues and having flat leaves and panicled spikelets with acute pointed or awned flowering scales — see buffalo bunchgrass, sheep's fescue, tall fescue

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History and Etymology for Festuca

New Latin, from Latin, stalk, straw, rod for touching slaves in manumission; probably akin to Latin ferula giant fennel

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“Festuca.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Festuca. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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