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Ensilage Definition

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

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feed, provender

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\En"si*lage\, n. [F.; pref. en- (L. in) + silo. See {Silo}.]
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.
\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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