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1: fodder harvested while green and kept succulent by partial fermentation as in a silo [syn: silage, ensilage]
noun Etymology: short for ensilage Date: 1884 fodder converted into succulent feed for livestock through processes of anaerobic acid fermentation (as in a silo)
n. & v. --n. 1 storage in a silo. 2 green fodder that has been stored in a silo. --v.tr. put into a silo. Etymology: alt. of ENSILAGE after silo
Silage Si"lage, n. & v. Short for Ensilage.
Silage is food for cattle that is made by cutting a crop such as grass or corn when it is green and then keeping it covered.
barley, bird seed, bran, cat food, chicken feed, chop, corn, dog food, eatage, ensilage, feed, fodder, forage, grain, hay, mash, meal, oats, pasturage, pasture, pet food, provender, scratch, scratch feed, slops, straw, swill, wheat
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