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stirk

[sturk] /stɜrk/
noun, British.
1.
a young bull or cow, especially one in its second year.
Origin of stirk
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English stirc calf, equivalent to stir- (akin to steer2) + suffixal -c (see -ock)
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stirk

/stɜːk/
noun
1.
a heifer of 6 to 12 months old
2.
a yearling heifer or bullock
Word Origin
Old English stierc; related to Middle Low German sterke, Old High German stero ram, Latin sterilis sterile, Greek steira; see steer²
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