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.

(Fes"cue) v. i. & t. [imp. & p. p. Fescued ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fescuing.] To use a fescue, or teach with a fescue. Milton.

(Fes"els) n. pl. [Written also fasels.] See Phasel. [Obs.] May

(Fess, Fesse) n. [OF. fesse, faisse, F. fasce, fr. L. fascia band. See Fascia.] (Her.) A band drawn horizontally across the center of an escutcheon, and containing in breadth the third part of it; one of the nine honorable ordinaries.

Fess point(Her.), the exact center of the escutcheon. See Escutcheon.

(Fes"cen*nine) a. [L. Fescenninus, fr. Fescennia, a city of Etruria.] Pertaining to, or resembling, the Fescennines.n. A style of low, scurrilous, obscene poetry originating in fescennia.

(Fes"cue) n. [OE. festu, OF. festu, F. fétu, fr. L. festuca stalk, straw.]

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

To come under the fescue of an imprimatur.

2. An instrument for playing on the harp; a plectrum. [Obs.] Chapman.

3. The style of a dial. [Obs.]

4. (Bot.) A grass of the genus Festuca.

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