ETYM Old Eng. festu, Old Fren. festu, French fétu, from Latin festuca stalk, straw.
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.
stick used by teacher as pointer; several tall kinds of grass.
Any grass of the widely distributed genus Festuca. Many are used in temperate regions for lawns and pasture. Many upland species are viviparous.
Festuca elatior · fescue grass · meadow fescue