alta fescue


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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alta fescue was in 1943

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“Alta fescue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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