from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See fiber.
- n. Any rough or coarse material.
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- n. dietary fibre
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Rough or coarse material; something for rough use, as straw for bedding animals.
- n. In stock-feeding, the coarser portion of a ration, as hay, corn silage, etc., containing relatively little nutritive matter, as opposed to the concentrated part or grain feed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis
rough + -age (Wiktionary)