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[sahy-lij] /ˈsaɪ lɪdʒ/
fodder preserved through fermentation in a silo; ensilage.
Origin of silage
1880-85; shortening of ensilage, influenced by silo Unabridged
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Examples from the web for silage
  • silage crops are harvested, then stored under conditions that allow the forage to break down into acids.
  • Something about bagworms or feeding silage to horses or something.
  • The bread--wheat germ, he said--was rough as silage.
  • Corn silage is fed as a roughage in many feedlot-finishing diets.
  • However, production of corn silage requires considerable amounts of irrigation water.
  • Corn silage is a common component of dairy cattle rations.
  • While corn silage has many positive attributes, it is low in protein.
British Dictionary definitions for silage


any crop harvested while green for fodder and kept succulent by partial fermentation in a silo Also called ensilage
Word Origin
C19: alteration (influenced by silo) of ensilage
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Word Origin and History for silage

"fodder packed in a silo," 1884, alteration (probably by influence of silo) of ensilage (1881), from French ensilage, from ensiler "put in a silo," from Spanish ensilar (see silo).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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silage in Technology

Synchronous DSP specification language.
["Silage Reference Manual, Draft 1.0", D.R. Genin & P.N. Hilfinger, Silvar-Lisco, Leuven 1989].

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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