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meadow fescue

a European fescue, Festuca pratensis, of the grass family, grown for pasture in North America.
Origin of meadow fescue
First recorded in 1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • meadow fescue (Festuca pratensis, fig. 20) may be taken as the type of the broad-leaved fescues.

  • In much of Kansas meadow fescue would answer the purpose, northward brome grass would probably answer, and in some places timothy.

  • meadow fescue is one of the most common of the fescue grasses, and is said to be the Randall grass of Virginia.

    Cattle and Their Diseases Robert Jennings
British Dictionary definitions for meadow fescue

meadow fescue

an erect Eurasian perennial grass, Festuca pratensis, with lustrous leaves and stem bases surrounded by dark brown sheaths
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