chilver

noun
chil·​ver | \ ˈchilvə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of chilver

now dialectal, England
: a ewe lamb

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History and Etymology for chilver

from (assumed) Middle English, from Old English cilfor- lamb; akin to Old High German kilbur, kilburra ewe lamb, Old English cealf calf

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“Chilver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chilver. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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