alta fescue

noun
al·​ta fescue | \ ˈaltə-\

Definition of alta fescue

: a variety (Festuca elatior arundinacea) of meadow fescue used especially as a late hay and forage grass

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First Known Use of alta fescue

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alta fescue

probably from Mount Alta, peak in Kittitas county, central Washington

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