- ⌂ cured stalks of grain, without the ears, used as fodder for animals
- Brit., Dial. any fodder
Origin of stoverME, aphetic ; from Old French estover: see estovers
The dried stalks and leaves of a cereal crop, used as fodder after the grain has been harvested.
Origin of stoverMiddle English, provisions, from Norman French estovers, from Old French estovier, to be necessary, from Latin est opus, it is necessary : est, third person sing. present tense of esse, to be; see essence + opus, need, work; see opus.
- Stalks and leaves, not including grain, of certain forages