- 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