noun, plural moon·calves.
Origin of mooncalf
Examples from the Web for mooncalf
In 1661, one of Dame Ursula's particular orders to Mooncalf was to froth the cans well.Merrie England In The Olden Time, Vol. 2 (of 2)|George Daniel
Once when I heard the word ‘mooncalf’ and asked what it meant, some one at home told me that mooncalves were deformed children.Sleep Walking and Moon Walking|Isidor Isaak Sadger
And tie 'em in any string, or do you take me for a mooncalf?Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn
Only a mooncalf, with a porridge-bowl instead of a head, could have mistaken these remarks.
I turned and saw a knight, who asked me why I gaped like a mooncalf at the torn bird.King Arthur's Knights|Henry Gilbert