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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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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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