tall fescue

noun

Definition of tall fescue

: a European fescue (Festuca arundinacea synonym Schedonorus arundinaceus) with erect smooth stems three to four feet (about one meter) high that has been introduced into North America

called also tall fescue grass

— compare fescue foot

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By mid-June fertilize cool-season lawn grass (turf-type tall fescue, ryegrass and Kentucky blue grass). Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, "How to salvage your garden after a Colorado hail storm rips it apart," 11 June 2019 Thatch is less likely a problem with buffalograss and tall fescue lawns. Betty Cahill, The Denver Post, "Leaving grass clippings can help your lawn and save you time," 14 June 2019 For their project, the girls planted tall fescue grass seed in trays of soil. Suzanne Baker, Naperville Sun, "Naperville girls have the poop on best pond-friendly lawn fertilizer," 3 July 2018 All the classic elements of a traditional links course are here: pot bunkers, tees adjacent to greens, tall fescue, berms, hollows and bedeviling greens that range from microscopic to a massive double green. Detroit Free Press, "Ranking Michigan's top 10 vacation golf courses," 21 June 2018 He and Jones created generous fairways, large greens and numerous bunkers bordered by tall fescue grass (way more playable than the fescue at Shinnecock Hills for the U.S. Open). Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Makeover of Corica Park South Course in Alameda a triumph," 21 June 2018 Deep bunkers and tall fescue await tee shots that bail out to the left. Brent Kennedy, The Aegis, "Bulle Rock Golf Course," 25 May 2018 This was something altogether different, a monster of a U.S. Open layout, with rock-hard greens and tall fescue rough blowing in the breeze. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "D'Amato: Golf and parenthood define Bubba Watson," 22 May 2018 Its color is lighter green than tall fescue, sometimes with a slightly blue cast. Ellen Nibali, baltimoresun.com, "Garden Q&A: Don't let this perennial grass get a foothold in your lawn," 29 Mar. 2018

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circa 1762, in the meaning defined above

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tall fescue

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Medical Definition of tall fescue

: a European fescue (Festuca arundinacea synonym Schedonorus arundinaceus) with erect smooth stems 3 to 4 feet (about 1 meter) high that has been introduced into North America

called also tall fescue grass

— see fescue foot

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