Farrowing



[far-oh] /ˈfær oʊ/

noun
1.
a litter of pigs.
verb (used with object)
2.
(of swine) to bring forth (young).
verb (used without object)
3.
to produce a litter of pigs.
/ˈfærəʊ/
noun
1.
a litter of piglets
verb
2.
(of a sow) to give birth to (a litter)
/ˈfærəʊ/
adjective
1.
(of a cow) not calving in a given year
n.

Old English fearh “young pig,” from Proto-Germanic *farkhaz “young pig” (cf. Middle Low German ferken, Dutch varken, both diminutives, Old High German farh, German Ferkel), from PIE *porkos- (see pork (n.)). Sense of “a litter of pigs” first recorded 1570s. As a verb, early 13c.

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