noun. coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis.
- food product
- -age (English)
- -age (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
- rough (English)
- ruh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
Sentences with roughage
1. Noun, singular or mass
Alfalfa hay, chaff, straw or other forms of roughage should be made available to the lamb even before he has weaned.