Farrow
Farrow 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. [1913 Webster]

Note: If a cow has had a calf, but fails in a subsequent year, she is said to be farrow, or to go farrow. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, , (said only of swine), (said only of cows)


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