calve

[[t]kɑ͟ːv, AM kæ̱v[/t]]
calves, calving, calved
1) VERB When a cow calves, it gives birth to a calf.

When his cows calve each year he keeps one or two calves for his family.

2) VERB Some other female animals, including elephants and whales, are said to calve when they give birth to their young.

The whales migrate some 6,000 miles to breed and calve in the warm lagoons.

3) Calves is the plural of calf.

English dictionary. 2008.

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