This alfalfa can be used for fodder.
- The definition of fodder is art material or something that is in high demand and often poor quality.
- An example of fodder is colored tissue paper.
- An example of fodder is the Star news magazine.
- Fodder is defined as a coarse food given to farm animals.
An example of fodder is alfalfa hay.
- coarse food for cattle, horses, sheep, etc., as cornstalks, hay, and straw
- something, esp. information, that is thought of as being in large supply and, often, inferior, raw or coarse, etc.: promotional fodder in mass media
- the basis or basic material for something: fodder for celebrity gossip
Origin of fodderMiddle English from Old English fodor (akin to German futter) from base of foda, food
- Feed for livestock, especially coarsely chopped hay or straw.
- Raw material, as for artistic creation.
- A consumable, often inferior item or resource that is in demand and usually abundant supply: romantic novels intended as fodder for the pulp fiction market.
transitive verbfod·dered, fod·der·ing, fod·ders
Origin of fodderMiddle English from Old English fōdor ; see pā- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural fodders)
- Food for animals; that which is fed to cattle, horses, and sheep, such as hay, cornstalks, vegetables, etc.
- A weight by which lead and some other metals were formerly sold, in England, varying from 19 1/2 to 24 cwt (993 to 1222 kg).; a fother.
- (slang, drafting, design) Tracing paper.
- (figuratively) Something which serves as inspiration or encouragement, especially for satire or humour.
- (cryptic crosswords) The text to be operated on (anagrammed, etc.) within a clue.
(third-person singular simple present fodders, present participle foddering, simple past and past participle foddered)
- (dialect) To feed animals (with fodder).