Definition of greenchop in US English:



[with object]
  • Cut (grass) in order to bring to cattle or store as silage.

    • ‘Grain sorghums should not be grazed or greenchopped but can be used to make silage.’
    • ‘Rape is a short-season, leafy crop whose stems and leaves are eaten by the grazing animal; rape can also be greenchopped.’
    • ‘Although many may be greenchopped or used as silage, they are mainly used for grazing.’
    • ‘The foliage, including tender stems, could be wilted, greenchopped and used directly for ruminant feeding.’
    • ‘Some farmers were greenchopping the maize to feed their cows.’