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fescue


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fescue  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fescue  \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.] 
  --Chapman. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fescue 
  n  :  grass  with  wide  flat  leaves  cultivated  in  Europe  and  America 
  for  permanent  pasture  and  hay  and  for  lawns  [syn:  {fescue 
  grass},  {meadow  fescue},  {Festuca  elatior}] 




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