Synonyms for calf

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Also with knuckle of veal, and with calf's head boiled plain.

It had got chopped off by some accident when she was a calf.

"The Koerting; so it is," said the Baron, when shown the X-ray photograph of his calf.

But the calf has in its upper jaw some rudiments of teeth which never are developed, and never play the part of teeth at all.

Then take out the calf's head and strain the stock into a clean pan.

One of our cows had just had a calf, and everybody was excited.

Cut part of the calf's head into neat pieces and add it to the stock.

Put half a pint of calf's foot jelly into a bowl; when stiff, lay in three peaches, and a bunch of grapes with the stalk upwards.

Jelly is equally good if made of cow-heels nicely cleaned, and will be much stronger than what is made from calf's feet.

The whitest meat is not the most juicy, having been made so by frequent bleeding, and giving the calf some whiting to lick.

WORD ORIGIN

"young cow," Old English cealf (Anglian cælf) "young cow," from West Germanic *kalbam (cf. Middle Dutch calf, Old Norse kalfr, German Kalb, Gothic kalbo), perhaps from PIE *gelb(h)-, from root *gel- "to swell," hence, "womb, fetus, young of an animal." Elliptical sense of "leather made from the skin of a calf" is from 1727. Used of icebergs that break off from glaciers from 1818.