pasturage


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pas·tur·age

 (păs′chər-ĭj)
n.
1. The grass or other vegetation eaten by grazing animals.
2. Land covered with grass or vegetation suitable for grazing animals.
3. The practice of pasturing grazing animals.

pasturage

(ˈpɑːstʃərɪdʒ)
n
1. (Agriculture) the right to graze or the business of grazing cattle
2. (Agriculture) another word for pasture

pas•tur•age

(ˈpæs tʃər ɪdʒ, ˌpɑs-)

n.
2. the activity or business of pasturing livestock.
[1525–35]

pasturage

pastoralism.
See also: Agriculture
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pasturage - succulent herbaceous vegetation of pasture land
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.pasturage - bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattlepasturage - bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle
fodder - coarse food (especially for livestock) composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop
Translations

pasturage

n
(= grass)Weide f
(= right of pasture)Weiderecht nt
References in classic literature ?
They had in fact nothing to wish for, but the marriage of Colonel Brandon and Marianne, and rather better pasturage for their cows.
After a long and harassing day's march, without pausing for a noontide meal, they were compelled, at nine o'clock at night, to encamp in an open plain, destitute of water or pasturage.
As they were now entering a region where foes might be lying in wait on either bank, it was determined, in hunting for game, to confine themselves principally to the islands, which sometimes extend to considerable length, and are beautifully wooded, affording abundant pasturage and shade.
HIGH on a mountain of enamell'd head - Such as the drowsy shepherd on his bed Of giant pasturage lying at his ease, Raising his heavy eyelid, starts and sees With many a mutter'd "hope to be forgiven" What time the moon is quadrated in Heaven - Of rosy head, that towering far away Into the sunlit ether, caught the ray Of sunken suns at eve - at noon of night, While the moon danc'd with the fair stranger light - Uprear'd upon such height arose a pile Of gorgeous columns on th' unburthen'd air, Flashing from Parian marble that twin smile Far down upon the wave that sparkled there, And nursled the young mountain in its lair.
Yonder uplands are rich pasturage, and my neighbor has fertile meadow, but my field,' says the querulous farmer,
The replies this theory gives to historical questions are like the replies of a man who, watching the movements of a herd of cattle and paying no attention to the varying quality of the pasturage in different parts of the field, or to the driving of the herdsman, should attribute the direction the herd takes to what animal happens to be at its head.
There was plenty of pasturage all over the ranch, and there were several cleared patches, amounting to about fifteen acres in all, where he grew as much mountain hay as could be found.
Those that remained became lean and ill for lack of good pasturage, for he would not seek it for them, but conducted them day after day to the same spot, through mere abstraction, while puzzling about life and death--of immortality he knew not.
They kept to the brush and trees, and invariably the man halted and peered out before crossing a dry glade or naked stretch of upland pasturage.
Travelling onwards we passed through tracts of pasturage, much injured by the enormous conical ants' nests, which were nearly twelve feet high.
Much to their astonishment, the townspeople saw some capital meadows springing up under their eyes, and thanks to the improvement in the pasturage, the yield of milk was very much larger.
The nomads of Asia follow the pasturage from month to month.