Definition of fescue
1 : a small pointer (such as a stick) used to point out letters to children learning to read
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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