farrow


noun

  1. a litter of pigs.

verb (used with object)

  1. (of swine) to bring forth (young).

verb (used without object)

  1. to produce a litter of pigs.

adjective

  1. (of a cow) not pregnant.

noun

  1. a litter of piglets

verb

  1. (of a sow) to give birth to (a litter)

adjective

  1. (of a cow) not calving in a given year
n.

Old English fearh “young pig,” from Proto-Germanic *farkhaz “young pig” (cf. Middle Low German ferken, Dutch varken, both diminutives, Old High German farh, German Ferkel), from PIE *porkos- (see pork (n.)). Sense of “a litter of pigs” first recorded 1570s. As a verb, early 13c.

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