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    WHAT IS CALVES

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    The plural of calf.


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    baby cows..

    calves


       /kævz, k?vz/ Show Spelled[kavz, kahvz] Show IPA


    noun plural of calf.


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    calf


    1    /kæf, k?f/ Show Spelled[kaf, kahf] Show IPA


    noun, plural calves  /kævz, k?vz/ Show Spelled[kavz, kahvz] Show IPA.1. the young of the domestic cow or other bovine animal.


    2. the young of certain other mammals, as the elephant, seal, and whale.


    3. calfskin leather.


    4. Informal . an awkward, silly boy or man.


    5. a mass of ice detached from a glacier, iceberg, or floe.


    Idioms 6. in calf, (of a cow or other animal having calves) pregnant.


    7. kill the fatted calf, to prepare an elaborate feast in welcome or celebration.


    Origin:
    before 900; Middle English; Old English cealf, calf; cognate with Old Saxon kalf, Old Norse kalfr, Old High German kalb


    Related forms calf·less, adjective


    calf·like, adjective


    calve


       /kæv, k?v/ Show Spelled [kav, kahv] Show IPA verb, calved, calv·ing.


    verb (used without object) 1. to give birth to a calf: The cow is expected to calve tomorrow.


    2. (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break up or splinter so as to produce a detached piece.


    verb (used with object) 3. to give birth to (a calf).


    4. (of a glacier, an iceberg, etc.) to break off or detach (a piece): The glacier calved an iceberg.


    Origin:
    before 1000; Middle English calven, Old English (Anglian) *calfian, derivative of calf calf1 ; cognate with Old English ( West Saxon ) cealfian

    The back side of the leg, opposite the shin.



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