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 (fôr′ĭj, fŏr′-)
1. Plant material that livestock graze or that is cut and fed to them.
2. The act of looking or searching for food or provisions.
v. for·aged, for·ag·ing, for·ag·es
1. To wander in search of food or provisions.
2. To search for a particular food or foods, often in the wild: foraged for mushrooms; foraging in the farmers' markets for choice produce.
3. To make a raid, as for food: soldiers foraging near an abandoned farm.
4. To conduct a search; rummage: foraged through the clutter in his closet.
1. To collect forage from; strip of food or supplies: troops who were foraging the countryside.
2. Informal To obtain by foraging: foraged a snack from the refrigerator.

[Middle English, from Old French fourrage, from forrer, to forage, from feurre, fodder, of Germanic origin; see pā- in Indo-European roots.]

for′ag·er n.
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Noun1.forager - someone who hunts for food and provisions; "in Japan a fungus forager can earn a good living"
hunter - a person who searches for something; "a treasure hunter"
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Before partisan warfare had been officially recognized by the government, thousands of enemy stragglers, marauders, and foragers had been destroyed by the Cossacks and the peasants, who killed them off as instinctively as dogs worry a stray mad dog to death.
A person, on first entering a tropical forest, is astonished at the labours of the ants: well-beaten paths branch off in every direction, on which an army of never-failing foragers may be seen, some going forth, and others returning, burdened with pieces of green leaf, often larger than their own bodies.
You'll usually notice less activity around the entrance as forager bees are staying inside.
The nectar that forager bees bring back to the hive, where it is produced into honey, can have an effect on the health of the entire colony.
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We did not formally evaluate other elements of the forager services such as the farm tours or GAP trainings.
31 August 2017 - David Stone, co-founder of US-based digital cash card services provider CashStar and current CEO of locally sourced food specialist Forager, is in favour of CashStar's acquisition by US-based gift card and digital payment solutions firm Blackhawk Network Holdings, Stone said.
If you're looking for a light raft to float you and a friend into the backcountry and back out with a large game animal, the Alpacka Forager is for you.
It holds that Varroa mites move among colonies by attaching to forager bees.
And talking of animals, Rob the vet needs to spend less time snogging Katie the forager and more time looking after his four-legged friends.
According to Mintel's Global New Product Database, recent offerings centered on flavor include Forager Project's Forager Nuts & Coffee Organic Nut & Oat Milks Blend, which combines cashew, almond and oat milks with cold-brewed coffee, vanilla beans, dates and sea salt, and WhiteWave Foods' Silk Nutchello Caramel Almonds + Cashews Nut-Based Beverage, which is described as "enticing and luscious, with notes of caramel blended with the taste of toasted almonds and the creaminess of cashews.
Morris certainly recognizes that there's a gender division of labor and status among the sexes in forager societies, just as there is among farmers, but he argues that the degree of difference is so great as to become categorical.