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A litter of pigs.
v. far·rowed, far·row·ing, far·rows
To give birth to (a litter of pigs).
To produce a litter of pigs.
Not pregnant. Used of a cow.
[Middle English ferow.]
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(Breeds) a litter of piglets
(Breeds) (of a sow) to give birth to (a litter)
[Old English fearh; related to Old High German farah young pig, Latin porcus pig, Greek porkos]
(Agriculture) (of a cow) not calving in a given year
[C15: from Middle Dutch verwe- (unattested) cow that has ceased to bear; compare Old English fearr ox]
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1. a litter of pigs.v.t.
2. (of swine) to bring forth (young).v.i.
3. to produce a litter of pigs.
[before 900; Middle English farwen (v.), derivative of Old English fearh pig, c. Old High German farah, Latin porcus]
(of a cow) not pregnant.
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farrow- Now the term for a litter of pigs, it originally meant "young pig," from Indo-European porkos.
See also related terms for litter.
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Past participle: farrowed
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|Noun||1.||farrow - the production of a litter of pigs|
|Verb||1.||farrow - give birth; "sows farrow"|
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farrow[ˈfærəʊ] vi (Zool) → figliare (di scrofa)
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