Definition of Sheep fescue
1. Noun. Cultivated for sheep pasturage in upland regions or used as a lawn grass.
Generic synonyms: Grass
Group relationships: Festuca, Genus Festuca
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sheep Fescue
Literary usage of Sheep fescue
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1. The Farmer's Encyclopædia, and Dictionary of Rural Affairs: Embracing All by Cuthbert William Johnson (1844)
"Long-awned sheep's fescue-grass. (PI. 6, i.) Panicle compact; branches subdivided, upright Spikelets ..."
2. A Manual of Farm Grasses by Albert Spear Hitchcock (1921)
"Differs from sheep's fescue in having longer and more slender threadlike, rather soft blades. Botani- cally this and the next are usually considered as ..."
3. Agricultural Botany: Theoretical and Practical by John Percival (1921)
"A variety of fine-leaved sheep's fescue (F. ov. var. tenuifolia Sibth.) has almost awnless spikelets. ... It is also of larger growth than sheep's fescue. ..."