A manger, is a rack for fodder, or a structure or feeder used to hold food for animals. The word comes from the French manger (meaning "to eat"), from Latin mandere (meaning "to chew").
A manger is also a Christian symbol, associated with nativity scenes where Mary and Joseph, forced by necessity to stay in a room for animals instead of a guest room, used a manger as a makeshift crib for the Baby Jesus. (Greek: phatn?; Luke 2:7).
Donkey eating apples from a steel trough