What is calf?

  • (noun): The muscular back part of the shank.
    Synonyms: sura
    See also — Additional definitions below

Calf

Calves ( /ˈkævz/ or /ˈkɑːvz/; singular calf /ˈkæf/ or /ˈkɑːf/) are the young of domestic cattle. Calves are reared to become adult cattle, or are slaughtered for their meat, called veal.

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Costero - Behavior
... A group of six adults separated a mother from her calf, four then keeping her at bay by ramming her and hitting her with their flukes ... The other two adults rammed the calf, held it under water, then threw it into the air and held it under water again ... The mother was seen again in a few days, but not her calf ...
List Of Captive Orcas - Individual Orcas - Taku
... On August 25, 2002, Katina gave birth to her fifth calf a male, Ikaika ... Afterwards, Ikaika and Taku bonded to the point where Ikaika swam in mother-calf-position with Taku ... On November 23, 2005 around 2150 EST (450 PM), Takara went into labor with her second calf ...
Calf Of Flotta
... The Calf of Flotta is a small island in Scapa Flow, Orkney ... The Calf is next to Flotta, with "Calf" deriving from Old Norse/Norn and meaning a smaller island by a larger one ...
Calf - Other Animals
... of animal names In English the term "calf" is used by extension for the young of various other large species of mammal ...
List Of Captive Orcas - Individual Orcas - Unna
... She is Katina's fourth calf and also Tilikum's, and was the second calf to be born to the pair ... In August 2002, Katina gave birth to her fifth calf, a male named Ikaika ... In late April 2006, Unna gave birth to a stillborn calf ...

More definitions of "calf":

  • (noun): Young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo.
  • (noun): Young of domestic cattle.
  • (noun): Fine leather from the skin of a calf.
    Synonyms: calfskin

Famous quotes containing the word calf:

    The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
    Bible: Hebrew Isaiah 11:6.

    The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and a little child shall lead them.
    Bible: Hebrew, Isaiah 11:6.

    Were all the worshippers of the gold calf to memorialize me and request a restoration of the deposits I would cut my right hand from my body before I would do such an act. The gold calf may be worshipped by others but as for myself I serve the Lord.
    Andrew Jackson (1767–1845)