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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.
Persistence of Escherichia coli, Salmonella choleraesuis, Aujeszky's Disease virus and blue eye disease virus in ensilages base on the solid fraction of pig.