[fes-uh-nahyn, -nin] /ˈfɛs əˌnaɪn, -nɪn/
scurrilous; licentious; obscene:
(rare) scurrilous or obscene
“vulgar, obscene, scurrilous,” from Latin Fescenninus (versus), a rude form of dramatic or satiric verse, from Fescennia, city in Etruria, noted for such productions.
The Fescennine Songs were the origin of the Satire, the only important species of literature not derived from the Greeks, and altogether peculiar to Italy. These Fescennine Songs were rude dialogues, in which the country people assailed and ridiculed one another in extempore verses, and which were introduced as an amusement in various festivals. [William Smith, “A Smaller History of Rome,” London, 1870]
[fes-kyoo] /ˈfɛs kyu/ noun 1. Also called fescue grass. any grass of the genus Festuca, some species of which are cultivated for pasture or lawns. 2. a pointer, as a straw or slender stick, used to point out the letters in teaching children to read. /ˈfɛskjuː/ noun 1. any grass of the genus Festuca: widely […]
noun, Veterinary Pathology. 1. a disease of the feet of cattle associated with feeding on certain fungus-infested fescue grasses, characterized by lameness and sometimes leading to gangrene.
[fes] /fɛs/ noun 1. a city in N Morocco: formerly one of the traditional capitals of the sultanate in the former French zone. /fɛs/ noun 1. a city in N central Morocco, traditional capital of the north: became an independent kingdom in the 11th century, at its height in the 14th century; religious centre; university […]
[fes] /fɛs/ noun, Heraldry. 1. an ordinary in the form of a broad horizontal band across the middle of an escutcheon. [fes] /fɛs/ Verb phrases 1. fess up, Informal. to admit or concede, especially freely. [fes] /fɛs/ noun, Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. 1. a teacher. /fɛs/ verb 1. (informal, mainly US) (intransitive) foll […]