- dry food for livestock, as hay, corn, oats, etc.; fodder
- Informal provisions; food
Origin: Middle English from Middle French provendre, variant, variety of provende from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin praebenda: see prebend
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- Dry food, such as hay, used as feed for livestock.
- Food or provisions.
Origin: Middle English provendre, from Old French, alteration of provende, from Vulgar Latin *prōvenda, alteration (influenced by Latin prōvidēre, to provide) of Late Latin praebenda; see prebend.