stover

noun
sto·​ver | \ ˈstō-vər How to pronounce stover (audio) \

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

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'stover.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of stover

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stover

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

Learn More About stover

Time Traveler for stover

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Dictionary Entries Near stover

stove polish

stover

stove-up

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for stover

Cite this Entry

“Stover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stover. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!