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Definition of "fescue" [fes•cue]

  • Any of various grasses of the genus Festuca, often cultivated as pasturage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fescue" in a sentence
  • "Also, thank you for explaining the word fescue -- one of the major livestock forage grasses an lawn grasses for that matter in the eastern US is called fescue, and now I know why!"
  • "As I understand it, in a process developed by a Kiwi agricultural scientist working in cooperation with the airport, an endophyte fungus is introduced to a certain kind of grass called fescue and the end product is given the catchy name Grasslanz Technology."
  • "But for everblue weed control, the fescue is the first choice."