[ stoh-ver ]
/ ˈstoʊ vər /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for stover

/ (ˈstəʊvə) /


mainly British fodder
US cornstalks used as fodder

Word Origin for stover

C14: shortened from estovers
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