fescue

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noun fes·cue \ˈfe-(ˌ)skyü\

Definition of fescue

  1. 1 :  a small pointer (as a stick) used to point out letters to children learning to read

  2. 2 :  any of a genus (Festuca) of tufted perennial grasses with panicled spikelets

Origin and Etymology of fescue

Middle English festu stalk, straw, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin festucum, from Latin festuca


First Known Use: 1589


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