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From Middle English provendre, from Old French provendre, var. of provende (“allowance, provision”), from Late Latin praebenda (“a payment, in Medieval Latin also an allowance of food and drink, pittance, also a prebend”); see prebend.
- Food, especially for livestock.
- An edible material that provides sustenance.
food, especially for livestock
- (animal food): fodder