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Topic: ANIMALS

Sense: 1
Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old Norse
Origin: kalfi
Sense: 2-3
Origin: Old English cealf

calf

noun
     
calf
calf plural calves [countable]
1 the part of the back of your leg between your knee and your ankle
2HBA the baby of a cow, or of some other large animals, such as an elephant
3

be in/with calf

if a cow is in or with calf, it is going to have a baby

➔ kill the fatted calf

at kill1 (15)
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