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Meaning of ENSILAGE

Pronunciation:  'ensulij

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[n]  fodder harvested while green and kept succulent by partial fermentation as in a silo

ENSILAGE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: silage
 See Also: feed, provender



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \En"si*lage\, n. [F.; pref. en- (L. in) + silo. See
    1. The process of preserving fodder (such as cornstalks, rye,
       oats, millet, etc.) by compressing it while green and
       fresh in a pit or vat called a silo, where it is kept
       covered from the air; as the ensilage of fodder.
    2. The fodder preserved in a silo.
  2. \En"si*lage\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ensilaged}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Ensilaging}.]
    To preserve in a silo; as, to ensilage cornstalks.
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