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silage

[sahy-lij] /ˈsaɪ lɪdʒ/
noun
1.
fodder preserved through fermentation in a silo; ensilage.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; shortening of ensilage, influenced by silo
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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

silage

/ˈsaɪlɪdʒ/
noun
1.
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
n.

"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).

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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 http://foldoc.org
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