provender

[ prov-uh n-der ]
/ ˈprɒv ən dər /

noun

dry food, as hay or oats, for livestock or other domestic animals; fodder.
food; provisions.

Origin of provender

1275–1325; Middle English provendre, from Old French, variant of provende “prebend, provender,” from Medieval Latin prōbenda, alteration of praebenda prebend, perhaps by association with Latin prōvidēre “to look out for, provide

Synonym study

1. See feed.
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provender

/ (ˈprɒvɪndə) /

noun

any dry feed or fodder for domestic livestock
food in general

Word Origin for provender

C14: from Old French provendre, from Late Latin praebenda grant, from Latin praebēre to proffer; influenced also by Latin prōvidēre to look after
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