pasturage

[ pas-cher-ij, pahs- ]
/ ˈpæs tʃər ɪdʒ, ˌpɑs- /

noun

the activity or business of pasturing livestock.

Nearby words

  1. pastry blender,
  2. pastry brush,
  3. pastry cream,
  4. pastry tube,
  5. pasturable,
  6. pasture,
  7. pasture rose,
  8. pastureland,
  9. pasty,
  10. pasty-faced

Origin of pasturage

First recorded in 1525–35; pasture + -age

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British Dictionary definitions for pasturage

pasturage

/ (ˈpɑːstʃərɪdʒ) /

noun

the right to graze or the business of grazing cattle
another word for pasture
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Word Origin and History for pasturage

pasturage

n.

1530s, from Old French pasturage (13c, Modern French pâturage), from pasturer "to pasture" (see pasture (v.)).

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