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

Examples of tall fescue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bigelow said a lot of homeowners will find tall fescue easy to work with. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 14 June 2022 With most lawns being turf type tall fescue, which is dark green in color, annual bluegrass is very visible. Chris Mckeown, The Enquirer, 16 Apr. 2022 For example, fine fescue can be planted in an area with dense shade, where tall fescue doesn’t grow well. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 And like ryegrass, tall fescue will occasionally grow in isolated thick dark green bunches. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 15 Mar. 2022 The next four weeks present the best time of year in the Mid-Atlantic to sow cool-season grass seed, such as tall fescue, as part of lawn renovation and repair. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 Prices at Central Sod, for example, are around 50 cents a square foot for tall fescue, 85 cents for Tahoma 31 bermudagrass and $1.25 for a zoysia variety named Zenith. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 Cool season grasses, such as Kentucky blue and tall fescue, grow in the north and upper third of the country. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 15 Apr. 2021 For example, zoysia should be mowed at 1 to 1 ½ inches tall, while tall fescue should be mowed at 2 to 3 inches. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 15 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tall fescue

circa 1762, in the meaning defined above

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“Tall fescue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tall%20fescue. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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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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