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Definition of Calf


  1. The young of the cow, or of the Bovine family of quadrupeds. Also, the young of some other mammals, as of the elephant, rhinoceros, hippopotamus, and whale.
  2. Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-colored leather used in bookbinding; as, to bind books in calf.
  3. An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a dolt.
  4. A small island near a larger; as, the Calf of Man.
  5. A small mass of ice set free from the submerged part of a glacier or berg, and rising to the surface.
  6. The fleshy hinder part of the leg below the knee.
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Calf Translations

calf in Dutch is kalf
calf in French is mollet
calf in German is Kalb, Kalb, Wade
calf in Italian is vitello
calf in Norwegian is legg, kalv
calf in Portuguese is vitela, vitelo, barriga
calf in Spanish is ternera, ternero, pantorrilla
calf in Swedish is kalv