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fodder
as in:  cattle fodder


We have plenty of hay and fodder for the animals.
  food such as hay or straw that is given to domesticated animals
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Fodder is typically composed of entire plants or the leaves and stalks of a cereal crop.

Fodder has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • We have plenty of hay and fodder for the animals.
  • "Bagheera spoke truth," he panted, as he nestled down in some cattle fodder by the window of a hut.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • Once they’d drained the bowls she filled, suddenly
    she struck with her wand, drove them into her pigsties,
    all of them bristling into swine—with grunts,
    snouts—even their bodies, yes, and only
    the men’s minds stayed steadfast as before.
    So off they went to their pens, sobbing, squealing
    as Circe flung them acorns, cornel nuts and mast,
    common fodder for hogs that root and roll in mud.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Or give us a team of oxen to drive, purebreds,
    hulking, ruddy beasts, both lusty with fodder,
    paired for age and pulling-power that never flags—
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
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Associated words [difficulty]:   fodder [6]
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