farrow


1far·row

verb \ˈfer-(ˌ)ō, ˈfa-(ˌ)rō\

Definition of FARROW

transitive verb
:  to give birth to (a farrow)
intransitive verb
of swine :  to bring forth young —often used with down

Origin of FARROW

Middle English farwen, from Old English *feargian, from Old English fearh young pig; akin to Old High German farah young pig, Latin porcus pig
First Known Use: 13th century

2farrow

noun

Definition of FARROW

1
:  a litter of pigs
2
:  an act of farrowing

First Known Use of FARROW

1577

Rhymes with FARROW

3farrow

adjective

Definition of FARROW

of a cow
:  not pregnant

Origin of FARROW

Middle English (Scots) ferow
First Known Use: 15th century

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