[fes-kyoo] /ˈfɛs kyu/
Also called fescue grass. any grass of the genus Festuca, some species of which are cultivated for pasture or lawns.
a pointer, as a straw or slender stick, used to point out the letters in teaching children to read.
any grass of the genus Festuca: widely cultivated as pasture and lawn grasses, having stiff narrow leaves See also meadow fescue, sheep’s fescue
1510s, “teacher’s pointer,” alteration of festu “piece of straw, twig” (late 14c.), from Old French festu (Modern French fétu), a kind of straw, from Vulgar Latin festucum, from Latin festuca “straw, stalk, rod,” probably related to ferula (see ferule). Sense of “pasture, lawn grass” is first recorded 1762.
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 […]
[fes] /fɛs/ noun, Heraldry. 1. an ordinary in the form of a broad horizontal band across the middle of an escutcheon. /fɛs/ noun 1. (heraldry) an ordinary consisting of a horizontal band across a shield, conventionally occupying a third of its length and being wider than a bar /fɛs/ verb 1. (informal, mainly US) (intransitive) […]