Webster 1913 Edition
provende, provisions, provender, fr. LL.
probeing confused), a daily allowance of provisions, a prebend. See
Dry food for domestic animals, as hay, straw, corn, oats, or a mixture of ground grain; feed.“Hay or other provender.”
provenderlaboring horses would have.
Food or provisions.
[R or Obs.]
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Dry food for beasts, usually meal, or a mixture of meal and cut straw or hay. In a more general sense, it may signify dry food of any kind.
2.Provisions; meat; food.
[Not used of food for man in New England.]