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stover

[stoh-ver]
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noun
  1. coarse roughage used as feed for livestock.
  2. stalks and leaves, not including grain, of such forages as corn and sorghum.
  3. British Dialect. fodder minus the grain portion of the plant.
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Origin of stover

1300–50; Middle English; aphetic variant of estover; see estovers
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Examples from the Web for stover

Historical Examples

  • Mrs. Stover removed the cork and took an investigating sniff.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Mrs. Stover's bulky figure was already on the way to the door of the house.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Brown found the little Stover man waiting for him in the kitchen.

    The Woman-Haters

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "Not without a fight, Stover," was Mr. Radbury's firm answer.

    For the Liberty of Texas

    Edward Stratemeyer

  • On duty at one point was Stover, as alert as though after some big game.

    For the Liberty of Texas

    Edward Stratemeyer


British Dictionary definitions for stover

stover

noun
  1. mainly British fodder
  2. US cornstalks used as fodder
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Word Origin

C14: shortened from estovers
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