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farrow

verb far·row \ 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

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Origin and Etymology 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


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farrow

noun

Definition of farrow

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

First Known Use of farrow

1577


3

farrow

adjective

Definition of farrow

of a cow
:not pregnant

Origin and Etymology of farrow

Middle English (Scots) ferow


Medical Dictionary

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farrow

transitive verb far·row \ ˈfar-(ˌ)ō, -ə(-w) \

medical Definition of farrow

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

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farrow

noun

medical Definition of farrow

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

3

farrow

adjective

medical Definition of farrow

of a cow
:not pregnant

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