fescue foot

noun

: a disease of the feet of cattle resembling ergotism that is associated with feeding on fescue grass and especially tall fescue

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fescue foot was in 1949

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“Fescue foot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fescue%20foot. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

fescue foot

noun
fes·​cue foot ˈfes-(ˌ)kyü- How to pronounce fescue foot (audio)
: a disease of the feet of cattle resembling ergotism that is associated with feeding on fescue grass (genus Festuca) and especially tall fescue
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