from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A heifer or bullock, especially between one and two years old.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A yearling cow; a young bullock or heifer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A young bullock or heifer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An animal of the ox or cow kind from one to two years old.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. yearling heifer or bullock
Middle English, from Old English stīrc; see stā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English stirk, sterke, styrke, from Old English stīrc, stȳrc, stȳric, stīorc ("calf, a stirk, a young bullock or a heifer"), from Proto-Germanic *stiurikaz (“bullock”), diminutive of Proto-Germanic *steuraz (“steer”), equivalent to steer + -ock. Cognate with Middle Low German sterke ("stirk"), Middle Dutch stierick ("stirk"), German Sterk, Stärke, Stark ("stirk"). More at steer. (Wiktionary)