: fodder converted into succulent feed for livestock through processes of anaerobic acid fermentation (as in a silo)
Origin of SILAGE
short for ensilage
First Known Use: 1884
silage noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Forage plants such as corn, legumes, and grasses that have been harvested at early maturity, finely chopped, packed tightly to exclude air, and stored in tower silos, pits, or trenches. Properly stored silage ferments slightly and keeps for several months. It is used as animal feed.
Variants of SILAGE
silage or ensilage
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