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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fes-kyoo]
    • /ˈfɛs kyu/
    • /ˈfeskjuː/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fes-kyoo]
    • /ˈfɛs kyu/

Definitions of fescue word

  • noun fescue Also called fescue grass. any grass of the genus Festuca, some species of which are cultivated for pasture or lawns. 1
  • noun fescue a pointer, as a straw or slender stick, used to point out the letters in teaching children to read. 1
  • noun fescue A straw, wire, stick, etc., used chiefly to point out letters to children when learning to read. 1
  • noun fescue any grass of the genus Festuca: widely cultivated as pasture and lawn grasses, having stiff narrow leaves 0
  • noun fescue a long stick, straw, etc., used as a teacher's pointer 0
  • noun fescue any of a genus (Festuca) of grasses, many of which are used in the temperate zone as lawn and pasture grasses 0

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Origin of fescue

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; earlier festue, Middle English festu < Middle French < Vulgar Latin *festūcum, for Latin festūca stalk, straw

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Parts of speech for Fescue


fescue popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fescue usage trend in Literature

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