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en·si·lage

 (ĕn′sə-lĭj)
n.
1. The process of storing and fermenting green fodder in a silo.
2. Fodder preserved in a silo; silage.
tr.v. en·si·laged, en·si·lag·ing, en·si·lag·es
To ensile.

[French, from ensiler, to ensile; see ensile.]

ensilage

(ˈɛnsɪlɪdʒ)
n
1. (Agriculture) the process of ensiling green fodder
2. (Agriculture) a less common name for silage

en•si•lage

(ˈɛn sə lɪdʒ)

n., v. -laged, -lag•ing. n.
1. the preservation of green fodder in a silo or pit.
2. the fodder preserved; silage.
v.t.
3. ensile.
[1875–80; < French; see ensile, -age]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ensilage - fodder harvested while green and kept succulent by partial fermentation as in a siloensilage - fodder harvested while green and kept succulent by partial fermentation as in a silo
feed, provender - food for domestic livestock
References in classic literature ?
To an Earth man they would have immediately suggested the silos in which dairy farmers store ensilage for their herds; but closer scrutiny, revealing an occasional embrasured opening together with the strange construction of the domes, would have altered such a conclusion.
Another study proved that the humidity during microbial growth of ensilages could be critically termed water activity (Albert et al., 1989).
Problemes particuliers aux ensilages. In: Prevision de la valeur nutritive des aliments des ruminants (Ed.