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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
As according to a new research report published in eNeuro, a honeybee that's been promoted to forager gets some sort of "upgrade" in its brain and nerve cells, which can help it find food better.
Men V Food challenges, cake off, on stage drinks talk, demonstrations of cooking within camper vans, forager walks and cooking lessons for children will also take place.
Not only does it cut the forager's own food costs but there may be health advantages too, not least from the exercise involved.
Group Alder plantation Native forest (a) Foraging strategy Bark forager 3.63 [+ or -] 1.31 4.25 [+ or -] 1.44 Flycatcher 4.25 [+ or -] 1.19 2.88 [+ or -] 0.48 Foliage gleaner 19.50 [+ or -] 1.87 8.88 [+ or -] 1.89 Ground forager 5.50 [+ or -] 2.08 1.75 [+ or -] 0.50 (b) Foraging stratum Intermediate + canopy 12.00 [+ or -] 3.24 7.00 [+ or -] 1.47 Understory 15.50 [+ or -] 3.37 9.50 [+ or -] 1.87 Group Test (a) Foraging strategy Bark forager F1,8 = 0.32, p = 0.584 Flycatcher F1,8 = 4.17, p = 0.075 Foliage gleaner F1,8 = 9.16, p = 0.016 (*) Ground forager F1,8 = 4.32, p = 0.071 (b) Foraging stratum Intermediate + canopy F1,8 = 15.38, p = 0.004 (*) Understory F1,8 = 4.99, p = 0.056
Everything is left to the females who have a constructive and progressive organisation such as builder, nursery, ventilator, forager and undertaker bee.
Being invited to a wild food summit on Islay by the Botanist with foragers, forager-chefs, forager barmen and brilliant people.
Another forager was fined for picking edible berries
Sara Bir; THE FRUIT FORAGER'S COMPANION; Chelsea Green Publishing (Nonfiction: Cooking) 29.95 ISBN: 9781603587167