sheep fescue

noun

Definition of sheep fescue

: a hardy fine-foliaged fescue (Festuca ovina) widely used as a pasture grass

called also sheep's fescue

First Known Use of sheep fescue

1945, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about sheep fescue

Time Traveler for sheep fescue

Time Traveler

The first known use of sheep fescue was in 1945

See more words from the same year

Statistics for sheep fescue

Cite this Entry

“Sheep fescue.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheep%27s%20fescue. Accessed 7 December 2019.

More from Merriam-Webster on sheep fescue

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about sheep fescue

Comments on sheep fescue

What made you want to look up sheep fescue? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the study of flags

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!