Definition of stover
1 dialectal, chiefly England : fodder
2 : mature cured stalks of corn with the ears removed that are used as feed for livestock
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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.
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Origin and Etymology of stover
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 centurySee Words from the same year
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