Provender Prov"en*der, n. [OE. provende, F. provende, provisions, provender, fr. LL. praebenda (prae and pro being confused), a daily allowance of provisions, a prebend. See {Prebend}.] 1. Dry food for domestic animals, as hay, straw, corn, oats, or a mixture of ground grain; feed. ``Hay or other provender.'' --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

Good provender laboring horses would have. --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

2. Food or provisions. [R or Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(as hay, corn, etc., for brutes), ,

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