Definitions for: Farrow


[n] the production of a litter of pigs
[v] birth; of sows



Webster (1913) Definition: Far"row, n. [AS. fearh a little pig; a akin to OHG.
farh, farah, pig, dim. farheli little pig, G. fercel, D.
varken pig, Lith. parszas OIr. orc,L. porcus, Gr. ??????. Cf.
Pork.]
A little of pigs. --Shak.


Far"row, a. [Cf. Scot. ferry cow a cow that is not with
calf, D. vaarkoe, vaars, heifer, G. f["a]rse, AS. fearr bull,
G. farre. Cf. Heifer.]
Not producing young in a given season or year; -- said only
of cows.

Note: If a cow has had a calf, but fails in a subsequent
year, she is said to be farrow, or to go farrow.

Synonyms: farrowing, pig

See Also: birth, birthing, giving birth, litter, parturition

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