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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English provendre, from Old French provendre, variant of provende(allowance, provision), from Late Latin praebenda(a payment, in Medieval Latin also an allowance of food and drink, pittance, also a prebend); see prebend.

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provender ‎(usually uncountable, plural provenders)

  1. Food, especially for livestock.
  2. An edible material that provides sustenance.

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