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1calf

noun, often attributive \ˈkaf, ˈkäf, dial also ˈkāf\
plural calves \ˈkavz, ˈkȧvz, ˈkāvz\ also calfs

Definition of CALF

1
a :  the young of the domestic cow; also :  that of a closely related mammal (as a bison)
b :  the young of various large animals (as the elephant or whale)
2
plural calfs :  the hide of the domestic calf; especially :  calfskin
3
:  an awkward or silly youth
calf·like \ˈkaf-ˌlīk, ˈkäf-, dial also ˈkāf-\ adjective
in calf
:  pregnant —used of a cow

Origin of CALF

Middle English, from Old English cealf; akin to Old High German kalb calf
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

2calf

noun
plural calves \ˈkavz, ˈkävz\

Definition of CALF

:  the fleshy back part of the leg below the knee

Origin of CALF

Middle English, from Old Norse kālfi
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral

calf

noun \ˈkaf, ˈkȧf\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural calves \ˈkavz, ˈkȧvz\

Medical Definition of CALF

:  the fleshy back part of the leg below the knee

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