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
Recent Examples of fescue from the Web
However, Kowalewski notes that perennial ryegrass and fescue, the two most common grasses in western Oregon, should not be cut low.
These fescues do no mix well with bluegrass and ryegrass, because of the wider grass blades.
This weekend the golfer who wins the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills will be the one best able to deal with fate, unpredictable winds, and tall fescue.
Jason Day also tangled with fierce fescue and had two triple bogeys in his round of 79.
His second shot drifted off the fairway, third shot was over the green in the fescue.
On Tuesday, the fescue was cut down to about four inches on four of the holes.
Some golfers believe the waist-high fescue growing outside the primary rough at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wis., is too tall.
Like the course’s fescue, the topic of fatherhood could potentially overrun this 117th United States Open.
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Origin and Etymology of fescue
Middle English festu stalk, straw, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin festucum, from Latin festuca
First Known Use: 1589See Words from the same year
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