Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cow that produces young.
  • v. To cut into slices and pickle.
  • v. To bear, or be susceptible of, being calvered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To cut in slices and pickle, as salmon.
  • intransitive v. To crimp.
  • intransitive v. To bear, or be susceptible of, being calvered.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fresh; newly caught, as fish: applied particularly to fish, and especially to salmon, dressed as soon as caught. The term was also applied to fish dressed in a particular way, as with oil, vinegar, and spices.
  • In cookery, to prepare (fish) in a certain way, apparently by a kind of pickling and spicing.
  • To crimp (fish).
  • n. The flaky or fat flesh of calver fish.

Etymologies

calve +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Reply this is far out there and probably wouldnt work for your poster but i have a theory that there is a specific category of person called the “fat calver”

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - New Geek: “Fitness Geek”

  • Supreme from the dairy entries was the March-calved Jersey sixth calver, Glanmor Julian

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Top price of the day at £2400 went to Rowland and Lewis, Caerforiog Farm for Llancourt Talgarth Jasmine 3, out of Llancourt Manat Jasmine 3 and sired by Bidlea Talgarth, she was a pedigree first calver with a good history behind her, giving 32Kg / day.

    FWi - All News

  • "But they don't produce the milk like a second - or third-calver and anything any good is £2000-plus."

    FWi - All News

  • a cow, but she was such a good milker and calver we couldn’t help but keep her.

    Excerpt: Dairy Queen by Catherine Murdock

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • The culinary uses of this word are interesting.

    January 4, 2012