Definition of silage
: fodder (such as hay or corn) converted into succulent feed for livestock through processes of anaerobic bacterial fermentation (as in a silo)
Recent Examples of silage from the Web
Farmers till soil, spread manure, store silage to feed their animals.
Area farmers have put in silage collection systems that protect animal feed from mixing with water from storms or stormwater discharge.
And speaking of the food… … there’s the silo, filled with teeny plastic silage.
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Origin and Etymology of silage
short for ensilage
First Known Use: 1884See Words from the same year
SILAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of silage for English Language Learners
: food for farm animals that is stored inside a silo
SILAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of silage for Students
: fodder fermented (as in a silo) to produce a juicy feed for livestock
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