stirk

[sturk]

Origin of stirk

before 900; Middle English; Old English stirc calf, equivalent to stir- (akin to steer2) + suffixal -c (see -ock)
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stirk

noun
  1. a heifer of 6 to 12 months old
  2. a yearling heifer or bullock

Word Origin for stirk

Old English stierc; related to Middle Low German sterke, Old High German stero ram, Latin sterilis sterile, Greek steira; see steer ²
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