silage

noun
si·​lage | \ ˈsī-lij How to pronounce silage (audio) \

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)

Examples of silage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Scaling up cattle meant giant steel and concrete sheds and making silage with artificial fertiliser instead of hay from barn muck in the old system. James Rebanks, Time, 5 Aug. 2021 Field activities included harvesting corn for grain, soybeans, corn for silage, potatoes, sugarbeets, sunflowers, and dry beans. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 10 Oct. 2020 Field activities included harvesting corn for grain, soybeans, corn for silage, potatoes, sugarbeets, sunflowers, and dry beans. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 10 Oct. 2020 Field activities included harvesting corn for grain, soybeans, corn for silage, potatoes, sugarbeets, sunflowers, and dry beans. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 10 Oct. 2020 Field activities included harvesting corn for grain, soybeans, corn for silage, potatoes, sugarbeets, sunflowers, and dry beans. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 10 Oct. 2020 Field activities included harvesting corn for grain, soybeans, corn for silage, potatoes, sugarbeets, sunflowers, and dry beans. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 10 Oct. 2020 Field activities included harvesting corn for grain, soybeans, corn for silage, potatoes, sugarbeets, sunflowers, and dry beans. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 10 Oct. 2020 Cactus Feeders uses silage, and adds other ingredients as well. New York Times, 20 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of silage

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for silage

short for ensilage

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“Silage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silage. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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silage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of silage

: food for farm animals that is stored inside a silo

silage

noun
si·​lage | \ ˈsī-lij How to pronounce silage (audio) \

Kids Definition of silage

: fodder fermented (as in a silo) to produce a juicy feed for livestock

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