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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
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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
CALFS Defined for Kids

1calf

noun \ˈkaf, ˈkäf\
plural calves \ˈkavz, ˈkävz\

Definition of CALF for Kids

1
:  a young cow
2
:  the young of various large animals (as the elephant, moose, or whale)

2calf

noun
plural calves

Definition of CALF for Kids

:  the muscular back part of the leg below the knee
Medical Dictionary

calf

noun \ˈkaf, ˈkȧf\
plural calves \ˈkavz, ˈkȧvz\

Medical Definition of CALF

:  the fleshy back part of the leg below the knee

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