[en-sahyl, en-sahyl]
verb (used with object), ensiled, ensiling.
to preserve (green fodder) in a silo.
to make into ensilage.

1880–85; < French ensiler < Spanish ensilar, equivalent to en- en-1 + -silar, verbal derivative of silo silo

ensilability, noun
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ensile (ɛnˈsaɪl, ˈɛnsaɪl)
1.  to store and preserve (green fodder) in an enclosed pit or silo
2.  to turn (green fodder) into silage by causing it to ferment in a closed pit or silo
[C19: from French ensiler, from Spanish ensilar, from en-1 + silosilo]

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When two applications are made, do not ensile foliage within one year of last application.
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