Definition of roughage
: fiber 1d; also : food containing much indigestible material acting as fiber
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Those desiring a little roughage can choose from a variety of salads, including a kale Caesar ($9) and a My Boy Blue steak salad ($11).
DAY 1 Two bags of bottles and roughage (plant material that's indigestible and acts as fiber) are delivered to my desk.
In the age of Trump, data and evidence are just some unwanted roughage down at the end of the buffet.
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ROUGHAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of roughage for English Language Learners
: plant material that cannot be digested but that helps you to digest other food
ROUGHAGE Defined for Kids
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