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calf1 / kaf/ • n. (pl. calves / kavz/ ) 1. a young bovine animal, esp. a domestic cow or bull in its first year. ∎  the young of some other large mammals, such as elephants, rhinoceroses, large deer and antelopes, and whales. ∎ short for calfskin. 2. a floating piece of ice detached from an iceberg. PHRASES: in (or with) calf (of a cow) pregnant. kill the fatted calfsee fat.DERIVATIVES: calf·like / -ˌlīk/ adj. calf2 • n. (pl. calves / kavz/ ) the fleshy part at the back of a person's leg below the knee.

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calf 1 young of the cow. OE. cælf (ċealf), pl. calfru = OS. calf, OHG. chalb (G. kalb) n., beside ON. kálfr m. and Goth. kalbō, OHG. chalba fem.

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calf 2 fleshy hinder part of the shank of the leg. XIV. — ON. kálfi, of unkn. orig.

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