rough material; coarse substance; specif., coarse food or fodder, as bran, straw, vegetable peel, etc., containing a relatively high proportion of cellulose and other indigestible constituents and serving in the diet as a stimulus to peristalsis
- See fiber.
- Any rough or coarse material.
(countable and uncountable, plural roughages)
- dietary fibre
rough +"Ž -age