Definition of Roughage

1. Noun. Coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis.

Exact synonyms: Fiber
Generic synonyms: Food Product, Foodstuff
Specialized synonyms: Bran



Definition of Roughage

1. Noun. dietary fibre ¹

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Definition of Roughage

1. coarse, bulky food [n -S]

Medical Definition of Roughage

1. 1. Anything in the diet, e.g., bran, serving as a bulk stimulant of intestinal peristalsis. 2. Hay or other coarse feed fed to cattle and other herbivores. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roughage

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rough water
roughage (current term)
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Literary usage of Roughage

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Dairy cows in milk should be fed about two pounds of dry roughage or one pound of dry roughage and three pounds of silage daily per 100 pounds live weight, ..."

2. A Study of Farm Animals by Charles Sumner Plumb (1922)
"In the dried form, like hay or corn stover, the western farmer has been accustomed to refer to them as roughage. In some sections of our country, ..."

3. Dairy Farming by Clarence Henry Eckles, George Frederick Warren (1916)
"Nothing but roughage raised. 3. roughage and all or part of the grain raised. ... Nothing but roughage Raised. This system is very common in the hilly and ..."

4. How to Feed the Dairy Cow: Breeding and Feeding Dairy Cattle by Hugh G. Van Pelt (1919)
"roughage FROM SMALL GRAIN AND MILLET The crop census of 1909 showed that in the United ... than are used for growing small grains for furnishing roughage. ..."

5. Cattle Feeding with Sugar Beets, Sugar, Molasses, and Sugar Beet Residuum by Lewis Sharpe Ware (1902)
"Under the best regimen concentrates are combined with roughage. It is doubtful if these mixtures would have been suited to the primitive cow; ..."

6. Cattle Feeding with Sugar Beets, Sugar, Molasses, and Sugar Beet Residuum by Lewis Sharpe Ware (1902)
"Under the best regimen concentrates are combined with roughage. It is doubtful if these mixtures would have been suited to the primitive cow; ..."

7. Feeding Experiments with Isolated Food-substances by Thomas Burr Osborne, Lafayette Benedict Mendel, Edna Louise Ferry (1911)
"The need of "roughage" to facilitate the normal evacuation of the gut has also been debated. We have, as a general procedure, added the indigestible ..."

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