Definitions for farrowˈfær oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

far•rowˈfær oʊ(n.)

  1. a litter of pigs.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  2. (v.t.)(of swine) to bring forth (young).

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  3. (v.i.)to produce a litter of pigs.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

Origin of farrow:

bef. 900; ME farwen (v.), der. of OE fearh pig, c. OHG farah, L porcus

far•rowˈfær oʊ(adj.)

  1. (of a cow) not pregnant.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

Origin of farrow:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. farrow, farrowing(verb)

    the production of a litter of pigs

  2. farrow, pig(verb)

    give birth

    "sows farrow"


  1. farrow(Noun)

    A litter of pigs.

  2. farrow(Verb)

    To give birth to a litter of pigs.

  3. Origin: farwen 'piglet' (akin to varken, Middle Low German ferken, Ferkel), diminutive of fearh 'pig', from farhaz (compare vark 'pig', farah), from *pórkos (compare orc 'piglet', porcus, pórkos, prase 'pig, piglet', par̃šas, Kurdish purs), from *perk̑- 'to dig'.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Farrow(noun)

    a little of pigs

  2. Farrow(adj)

    not producing young in a given season or year; -- said only of cows


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