red fescue

noun

Definition of red fescue

: a perennial pasture and turf fescue (Festuca rubra) of Eurasia and North America that has creeping rootstocks and reddish lemmas and sheaths

First Known Use of red fescue

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Red fescue.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20fescue. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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