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.

Good provender laboring horses would have. Tusser.

2.

Food or provisions.

[R or Obs.]

 

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