American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The dried stalks and leaves of a cereal crop, used as fodder after the grain has been harvested.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fodder and provision of all sorts for cattle.
- To bristle up; stiffen.
- n. In American agriculture, the stalks of Indian corn collectively, after removal of the ears but including the leaves, used as fodder.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Fodder for cattle, especially straw or coarse hay.
- n. the dried stalks and leaves of a field crop (especially corn) used as animal fodder after the grain has been harvested
- Middle English, provisions, from Norman French estovers, from Old French estovier, to be necessary, from Latin est opus, it is necessary : est, third person sing. present tense of esse, to be; see essence + opus, need, work; see opus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Corn stover is what remains on the field after corn has been harvested.”
“Cellulosic ethanol is no different from corn ethanol except that it can be made from non-food material, including wood waste, garbage, wheat straw, prairie grass and the residue from corn called stover.”
“Dennis Buckmaster, in foreground, and research assistant Bart Coffman found that shredding corn plant residue, know as stover, rather than chopping, may provide easier access to the cellulosic matter used to produce ethanol.”
“Herrero and Thornton also said that, for a given level of demand, fewer animals would be needed if more farmers supplemented grazing with feed consisting of crop residues (often called "stover"), such as the leaves and stalks of sorghum or maize plants, or with grains.”
“The US is uniquely positioned to once again by a world leader in the manufacture of chemicals and plastics, not from oil, but from home grown biomass such as corn stover, switchgrass and other cellulosic material.”
“You mention that cellulosic ethanol can be made from corn stalks or stover.”
“The crown and its surface roots are not considered part of the stover.”
“Cellulose-loving fungi can cut biofuel costs by enabling existing corn ethanol plants to process cheaper, woody feedstocks such as corn stover ....”
“Corn stover, the cobs, stalks, and husks left over from harvesting corn.”
“Using waste materials such as corn stover, wood pulp, or trash can be even more efficient, and have the positive effect of putting waste materials to work.”
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