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1foal

noun \ˈfōl\

: a young horse; especially : a horse that is less than one year old

Full Definition of FOAL

:  a young animal of the horse family; especially :  one under one year
in foal
:  pregnant 4
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Origin of FOAL

Middle English fole, from Old English fola; akin to Latin pullus young of an animal, Greek pais child — more at few
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mammals Terms

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

2foal

verb

: to give birth to a foal

Full Definition of FOAL

intransitive verb
:  to give birth to a foal
transitive verb
:  to give birth to (a foal)

Examples of FOAL

  1. The mare will foal in June.

First Known Use of FOAL

14th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole
FOAL Defined for Kids

1foal

noun \ˈfōl\

Definition of FOAL for Kids

:  a young animal of the horse family especially when less than one year old

2foal

verb
foaledfoal·ing

Definition of FOAL for Kids

:  to give birth to a baby horse <The mare will foal soon.>

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