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Glossary of Animal Husbandry Terms
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calve Tweet Definition of calve Like Definition of calve on Facebook
verb ; intransitive
  1. To give birth.
  2. (figuratively) Especially of an iceberg, glacier, etc. to break off or shed a large piece.
"The sea was dangerous because of icebergs calving off the nearby glacier."
calves Tweet Definition of calves Like Definition of calves on Facebook
noun
  1. (plural of, calf)
verb
  1. (third-person singular of, calve)
chicken Tweet Definition of chicken Like Definition of chicken on Facebook
noun (countable and uncountable, pluralchickens)
  1. (countable) A domestic fowl, Gallus gallus.
  2. (uncountable) The meat from this bird eaten as food.
  3. (context, countable, slang) A coward.
  4. (countable, gay slang) A young, attractive, slim man, usually having little body hair.
  5. (context, countable, slang) A young person of either sex.
  6. A confrontational game in which the participants move toward each other at high speed (usually in automobiles); the player who turns first to avoid colliding into the other is the loser.
adjective
  1. cowardly
cockerel Tweet Definition of cockerel Like Definition of cockerel on Facebook
noun
  1. A young male chicken.
Columbia Tweet Definition of Columbia Like Definition of Columbia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (poetic) America; the United States; an appellation given in honor of Columbus, the discoverer.
  2. (archaic) The female personification of the USA.
  3. Shortened form of w:Columbia University, Columbia University.
  4. The space shuttle Columbia.
  5. The capital and largest city of South Carolina.
  6. A city in Missouri
Cornish Tweet Definition of Cornish Like Definition of Cornish on Facebook
noun
  1. The Celtic language of Cornwall, related to Welsh and Breton.
There is a movement to revive Cornish.
adjective (no comparative or superlative forms)
  1. Of or pertaining to Cornwall, a county of southwest England.
  2. Native to Cornwall.
crop Tweet Definition of crop Like Definition of crop on Facebook
noun
  1. A plant, especially a cereal, grown for food.
  2. The natural production for a specific year, particularly of plants.
  3. A group, cluster or collection of things occuring at the same time.
a crop of idea
  1. The lashing end of a whip
  2. An entire short whip, especially as used in horse-riding; a riding crop.
  3. A rocky outcrop.
  4. The act of
  1. Verb, cropping.
  2. A short haircut.
  3. (archaic, or, dialect) The head of a flower, especially when picked; an ear of corn; the top branches of a tree.
  4. (anatomy) A pouch-like part of the alimentary tract of some birds (and some other animals), used to store food before digestion, or for regurgitation; a craw.
  • 1892: The bird gave a gulp, and I felt the stone pass along its gullet and down into its . " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" (Norton 2005 p.221)
    1. (architecture) the foliate part of a finial.
verb (crop, p, ed)
  1. (transitive) To remove the top end of something, especially a plant.
  2. (transitive) To cut (especially hair or an animal's tail or ears) short.
  3. (transitive) To remove the outer parts of a photography or image in order to frame the subject better.
cut Tweet Definition of cut Like Definition of cut on Facebook
noun
  1. An opening resulting from cutting.
Look at this on my finger!
  1. The act of cutting.
He made a fine with his sword.
  1. The result of cutting.
She tried out for the team, but didn't make the .
  1. A share or portion.
The lawyer took a of the profits.
  1. (Cricket) A batsman's shot played with a swinging motion of the bat, to hit the ball backward of point.
  2. (Cricket) Sideways movement of the ball through the air caused by a fast bowler imparting spin to the ball.
  3. The act or right of dividing a deck of playing cards.
The player next to the dealer the deck by placing the bottom half on top.
  1. The manner or style a garment is fashioned in.
I like the of that suit.
  1. A slab, especially of meat.
That"s our finest of meat.
  1. (fencing) An attack made with a chopping motion of the blade, landing with its edge or point.
  2. A deliberate snub, typically a refusal to return a bow or other acknowledgement of acquaintance.
verb (cuts, cutting, cut)
  1. To perform an incision, for example with a knife.
I the skin on my arm.
  1. To divide with a knife, scissors, or another sharp instrument.
Would you please the cake?
  1. To separate from prior association; to remove a portion of a recording during editing.
Travis was from the team.
  1. To enter a queue in the wrong place.
One student kept trying to in front of the line.
  1. (context, cinema, audio) To cease recording activities.
After the actors read their lines, the director yelled "Cut!"
  1. To reduce, especially intentionally.
They're going to salaries by fifteen percent.
  1. To form or shape by cutting.
I have three diamonds to today.
  1. To intersect or cross in such a way as to divide in half or nearly so.
This road cuts right through downtown.
  1. (cricket) To make the ball spin sideways by running one's fingers down the side of the ball while bowling it.
  2. (colloquial) Not to attend a class, especially when this is not permitted.
I fifth period to hang out with Angela.
  1. To change direction suddenly.
The football player to his left to evade a tackle.
  1. To divide a pack of playing cards into two
If you then I'll deal.
adjective
  1. (participial adjective) Having been .
  2. reduce, Reduced.
The pitcher threw a fastball that was slower than his usual pitch.
Cut brandy is a liquor made of brandy and hard grain liquor.
  1. (context, of a gem) carve, Carved into a shape; not raw.
  2. (cricket, of a shot) Played with a horizontal bat to hit the ball backward of point.
  3. (bodybuilding) Having muscular definition in which individual groups of muscle fibers stand out among larger muscles.
  4. (colloquial) circumcised, Circumcised.

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