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Related to fescue: fescue grass, tall fescue, sheep fescue
1. Any of various perennial grasses of the genus Festuca, often cultivated as pasturage.
2. Any of several annual grasses of the genus Vulpia of dry habitats.
[Short for fescue grass (so called from its being grown for hay and straw), from Early Modern English fescue, straw, piece of straw, alteration of Middle English festu, straw, from Old French, from Late Latin festūcum, from Latin festūca; perhaps akin to ferula, giant fennel (which has hollow stems), and fistula, hollow stalk, pipe.]
[C14: from Old French festu, ultimately from Latin festūca stem, straw]
1. any grass of the genus Festuca, some species of which are cultivated for pasture or lawns.
2. a pointer used to point out the letters in teaching children to read.
[1350–1400; Middle English festu < Middle French « Latin]
fescue- A pointer, such as that used by a teacher, having originally meant "a straw or twig."
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|Noun||1.||fescue - grass with wide flat leaves cultivated in Europe and America for permanent pasture and hay and for lawns|
grass - narrow-leaved green herbage: grown as lawns; used as pasture for grazing animals; cut and dried as hay