Fes"cue (?), n. [OE. festu, OF. festu, F. f'etu, fr. L. festuca stalk, straw.]


A straw, wire, stick, etc., used chiefly to point out letters to children when learning to read. "Pedantic fescue.'


To come under the fescue of an imprimatur. Milton.


An instrument for playing on the harp; a plectrum.




The style of a dial.


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.


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Fes"cue (?), v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Fescued (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fescuing.]

To use a fescue, or teach with a fescue.



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