Definitions for farrowˈfær oʊ

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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

  3. Origin: [Cf. Scot. ferry cow a cow that is not with calf, D. vaarkoe, vaars, heifer, G. frse, AS. fearr bull, G. farre. Cf. Heifer.]

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