stover

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noun sto·ver \ˈstō-vər\

Definition of stover

  1. 1 dialectal, chiefly England :  fodder

  2. 2 :  mature cured stalks of corn with the ears removed that are used as feed for livestock

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 century

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