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Meaning of FARROW

Pronunciation:  'farow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the production of a litter of pigs
  2. [v]  birth; of sows
 

FARROW is a 6 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: farrowing, pig
 
 See Also: birth, birthing, giving birth, litter, parturition

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Far"row\, n. [AS. fearh a little pig; a akin to OHG.
    farh, farah, pig, dim. farheli little pig, G. fercel, D.
    varken pig, Lith. parszas OIr. orc,L. porcus, Gr. ??????. Cf.
    {Pork}.]
    A little of pigs. --Shak.
    
    
  2. \Far"row\, a. [Cf. Scot. ferry cow a cow that is not with
    calf, D. vaarkoe, vaars, heifer, G. f["a]rse, AS. fearr bull,
    G. farre. Cf. {Heifer}.]
    Not producing young in a given season or year; -- said only
    of cows.
    
    Note: If a cow has had a calf, but fails in a subsequent
          year, she is said to be farrow, or to go farrow.
    
    
 

 

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