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fescue

fescue (fĕs´kyōō), any of some 100 species of introduced Old World grasses of the genus Festuca. Meadow fescue and tall, or reed, fescue are excellent forage crops and the Chewing's, red, and sheep fescues are planted for turf. Fescue is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Liliopsida, order Cyperales, family Gramineae. See grass; lawn.

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fescue

fescue †straw XIV; small stick for pointing XVI; genus of grasses XVIII. Late ME. festu(e) — (O)F. festu (mod. fētu) :- Rom. *festūcum, for L. festūca. The dissimilative change from festue to fescue appears XVI.

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fescue

fes·cue / ˈfeskyoō/ • n. any of a number of narrow-leaved grasses, esp. a perennial grass (genus Festuca) used for lawns, pasture, and fodder, and an annual grass (genus Vulpia) of drier soils.

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