pannage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French pasnage, Late Latin pasnadium, pastinaticum, from pastionare to feed on mast, as swine, from Latin pastio a pasturing, grazing. See pastor.

Noun[edit]

pannage (countable and uncountable, plural pannages)

  1. Acorns and beech mast used as forage for pigs.
  2. A tax formerly paid for the privilege of feeding swine in the woods.