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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farrow  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Note:  If  a  cow  has  had  a  calf,  but  fails  in  a  subsequent 
  year,  she  is  said  to  be  farrow,  or  to  go  farrow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  farrow 
  n  :  the  production  of  a  litter  of  pigs  [syn:  {farrowing}] 
  v  :  birthe;  of  sows  [syn:  {pig}] 




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