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A cow and calf.

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old English cealf.

Noun

Singular
calf

Plural
calves or, less often, calfs

calf (calves or, less often, calfs)
  1. A young cow or bull.
  2. A young elephant, seal or whale (also used of some other animals).
  3. A chunk of ice broken off of a larger glacier, ice shelf, or iceberg.
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Etymology 2

From Old Norse kálfi, possibly from Irish calpa.

Noun

Singular
calf

Plural
cal

calf (cal)
  1. (anatomy) The back of the leg below the knee.
  2. The muscle in the back of the leg below the knee.
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Middle Dutch

case singular plural
nominative calf calver
genitive calves calver
dative calve calver(en)
accusative calf calver


Noun

calf n.

  1. calf

Derived terms

Dutch: kalf

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