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festuca

[fe-stoo-kuh, -styoo-]
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noun
  1. any grass of the genus Festuca, chiefly characterized by tufted blades and spikelets, comprising the fescues.

Origin of festuca

< New Latin (Linnaeus), Latin; see fescue
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Examples from the Web for festuca

Historical Examples

  • In Festuca ovina the ears are short, stiff, and erect (Fig. 13).

    Grasses

    H. Marshall Ward

  • Bromus giganteus has leaves glabrous and very like Festuca elatior.

    Grasses

    H. Marshall Ward

  • Festuca elatior is easily confused with the glabrous Bromes.

    Grasses

    H. Marshall Ward

  • Alopecurus pratensis has more depressed, flatter and broader ridges than Festuca, and a longer ligule, and lacks the pointed ears.

    Grasses

    H. Marshall Ward

  • Festuca elatior, Bromus giganteus and most species of Agrostis come near Lolium.

    Grasses

    H. Marshall Ward