heifer

[ hef-er ]
/ ˈhɛf ər /

noun

a young cow over one year old that has not produced a calf.

Nearby words

  1. heiden, eric,
  2. heidenstam,
  3. heidenstam, verner von,
  4. heidi,
  5. heiduc,
  6. heifetz,
  7. heifetz, jascha,
  8. heigh,
  9. heigh-ho,
  10. height

Origin of heifer

before 900; Middle English hayfre, Old English hēa(h)f(o)re, equivalent to hēah high + -fore; akin to Greek póris heifer

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British Dictionary definitions for heifer

heifer

/ (ˈhɛfə) /

noun

a young cow

Word Origin for heifer

Old English heahfore; related to Greek poris calf; see high

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Word Origin and History for heifer

heifer

n.
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