silage

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noun si·lage \ˈsī-lij\

Definition of silage

  1. :  fodder (such as hay or corn) converted into succulent feed for livestock through processes of anaerobic bacterial fermentation (as in a silo)

Origin and Etymology of silage

short for ensilage


First Known Use: 1884


SILAGE Defined for English Language Learners

silage

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noun si·lage \ˈsī-lij\

Definition of silage for English Language Learners

  • : food for farm animals that is stored inside a silo


SILAGE Defined for Kids

silage

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noun si·lage \ˈsī-lij\

Definition of silage for Students

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


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