stover

noun

sto·​ver ˈstō-vər How to pronounce stover (audio)
1
dialectal, chiefly England : fodder
2
: mature cured stalks of corn with the ears removed that are used as feed for livestock

Examples of stover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cellulosic ethanol, for example, uses corn stover, wood waste, or other plant material that would not be used otherwise. National Geographic, 15 July 2019 One of the leading companies exploring ethanol from biomass is Novozymes, which is developing an enzyme that turns corn stovers, wood chips, switchgrass and other agricultural waste into glucose sugar that can be converted into ethanol. Wired Staff, WIRED, 3 Feb. 2006

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, modification of Anglo-French estovers necessary supplies, from estover to be necessary, ultimately from Latin est opus there is need

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of stover was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Stover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stover. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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