Fodder harvested while green and kept succulent by partial fermentation as in a silo; SYN. ensilage.
any green crop stored for use as animal fodder
green fodder preserved for winter in silo by fermentation.
Fodder preserved through controlled fermentation in a silo, an airtight structure that presses green crops. It is used as a winter feed for livestock. The term also refers to stacked crops that may be preserved indefinitely.