- coarse roughage used as feed for livestock.
- stalks and leaves, not including grain, of such forages as corn and sorghum.
- British Dialect. fodder minus the grain portion of the plant.
Origin of stover
1300–50; Middle English; aphetic variant of estover; see estovers
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Examples from the Web for stover
Mrs. Stover removed the cork and took an investigating sniff.
Mrs. Stover's bulky figure was already on the way to the door of the house.
Brown found the little Stover man waiting for him in the kitchen.
"Not without a fight, Stover," was Mr. Radbury's firm answer.
On duty at one point was Stover, as alert as though after some big game.
- mainly British fodder
- US cornstalks used as fodder
C14: shortened from estovers
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