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[hey-lij] /ˈheɪ lɪdʒ/
silage of about 40 to 50 percent moisture made from forage stored in a silo.
Origin of haylage
1955-60; hay + (si)lage Unabridged
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Examples from the web for haylage
  • haylage and whole plant corn silage must have been ensiled and show signs of fermentation.
  • haylage and silage should be harvested at the proper moisture content.
  • The whole plant harvest of winter barley can be used as silage or haylage.
  • Dairy producers took advantage of the good weather to harvest haylage.
  • Livestock producers continued to make haylage as the weather has not been conducive to conventional square bale hay.
  • On the west side, hot conditions allowed for excellent conditions for hay baling and storage of haylage.
British Dictionary definitions for haylage


silage made from partially dried grass
Word Origin
C20: from hay1 + (si)lage
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