1. 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)

2. An instrument for playing on the harp; a plectrum.

3. The style of a dial.

4. (Science: botany) a grass of the genus Festuca.

(Science: botany) fescue grass, a genus of grasses (Festuca) containing several species of importance in agriculture. Festuca ovina is sheep's fescue; f. Elatior is meadow fescue.

Origin: oe. Festu, OF. Festu, f. Fetu, fr. L. Festuca stalk, straw.

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