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  1. the preservation of green fodder in a silo or pit.
  2. fodder preserved.
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verb (used with object), en·si·laged, en·si·lag·ing.
  1. ensile.
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Origin of ensilage

From French, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at ensile, -age
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  • If he does not have a silo, some other food can be used in place of the ensilage.

    Agriculture for Beginners

    Charles William Burkett

  • To do this stalks and leaves of the corn were chopped by an ensilage cutter.

    Frying Pan Farm

    Elizabeth Brown Pryor

  • Some think they have found in ensilage the one thing needful.

  • The ensilage is said to be "more or less good, according to taste."

  • I told 'em they'd better let me off; but they would have it and so I went up and talked on ensilage.

    A Hoosier Chronicle

    Meredith Nicholson

British Dictionary definitions for ensilage


  1. the process of ensiling green fodder
  2. a less common name for silage
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