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rough or coarse material.
any coarse, rough food for livestock.
fiber (def 9).
the coarse indigestible constituents of food or fodder, which provide bulk to the diet and promote normal bowel function See also dietary fibre
any rough or coarse material

roughage rough·age (rŭf’ĭj)
See fiber.


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  • Rough-and-ready

    [ruhf-uh n-red-ee] /ˈrʌf ənˈrɛd i/ adjective 1. rough, rude, or crude, but good enough for the purpose: a rough-and-ready estimate of future expenses. 2. exhibiting or showing rough vigor rather than refinement or delicacy: a cowboy—the rough-and-ready type. rough-and-ready adjective 1. crude, unpolished, or hastily prepared, but sufficient for the purpose 2. (of a person) […]

  • Rough-and-tumble

    [ruhf-uh n-tuhm-buh l] /ˈrʌf ənˈtʌm bəl/ adjective 1. characterized by violent, random, disorderly action and struggles: a rough-and-tumble fight; He led an adventuresome, rough-and-tumble life. 2. given to such action. noun 3. rough and unrestrained competition, fighting, struggling, etc. rough-and-tumble noun 1. a fight or scuffle without rules adjective 2. characterized by roughness, disorderliness, and […]

  • Rough around the edges

    rough around the edges

  • Rough as a cob

    rough as a cob

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