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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of bringing forth a calf: said of cows, whales, and seals.
  • noun The separation of masses of ice from a glacier from time to time as it extends itself into the sea, giving rise to icebergs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of calve.
  • noun The act of giving birth to a calf
  • noun The breaking away of a mass of ice from an iceberg, glacier etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun giving birth to a calf

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