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Meaning of FESCUE

Pronunciation:  'feskyoo

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  grass with wide flat leaves cultivated in Europe and America for permanent pasture and hay and for lawns

FESCUE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fescue grass, Festuca elatior, meadow fescue
 See Also: Festuca, genus Festuca, grass



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fes"cue\ (f[e^]s"k[-u]), n. [OE. festu, OF. festu, F.
    f['e]tu, fr. L. festuca stalk, straw.]
    1. A straw, wire, stick, etc., used chiefly to point out
       letters to children when learning to read. ``Pedantic
       fescue.'' --Sterne.
             To come under the fescue of an imprimatur. --Milton.
    2. An instrument for playing on the harp; a plectrum. [Obs.]
    3. The style of a dial. [Obs.]
    4. (Bot.) A grass of the genus {Festuca}.
    {Fescue grass} (Bot.), a genus of grasses ({Festuca})
       containing several species of importance in agriculture.
       {Festuca ovina} is {sheep's fescue}; {F. elatior} is
       {meadow fescue}.
  2. \Fes"cue\ (f[e^]s"k[-u]), v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Fescued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fescuing}.]
    To use a fescue, or teach with a fescue. --Milton.