Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A little pig.
  • noun A litter of pigs.
  • To bring forth, as pigs: said only of swine.
  • Not producing young in a particular season or year: applied to cows only.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A litter of pigs.
  • verb To bring forth (young); -- said only of swine.
  • adjective Not producing young in a given season or year; -- said only of cows.

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

  • noun A litter of piglets.
  • verb To give birth to a (litter of piglets).
  • adjective Not pregnant; not producing young (not calving) in a given season or year; barren.

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

  • verb give birth
  • noun the production of a litter of pigs

Etymologies

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Middle English farwen 'piglet' (akin to Dutch varken, Middle Low German ferken, New Low German Farken, New High German Ferkel), diminutive of Old English fearh 'pig', from Proto-Germanic *farhaz (compare Dutch vark 'pig', Old High German farah), from Proto-Indo-European *pórkos (compare Middle Irish orc 'piglet', Latin porcus, Ancient Greek pórkos, Old Church Slavonic prase 'pig, piglet', Lithuanian par̃šas, Kurdish purs), from *perk̑- 'to dig'.

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