A female of the cattle species less than three years of age that has not borne a calf.
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A young female bovine.
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A young female cow that has not yet had a calf.
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A bovine female from birth (heifer calf) to calving herself. Sometimes used until she calves a second time but this is a confusion best avoided, e.g. second-calf heifer.
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[n] - young cow
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A young female cow of over 12 months old, which may or may not have had a calf.
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Heif'er noun [ Middle English hayfare , Anglo-Saxon heáhfore , heáfore ; the second part of this word seems akin to Anglo-Saxon fearr bull, ox; akin to Old High German farro , German farre , Dutch vaars
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<zoology> A young cow. ... Origin: OE. Hayfare, AS. Heahfore, heafore; the second part of this word seems akin to AS. Fearr bull, ox; akin to OHG. Farro, G. Farre, D. Vaars, heifer, G. Farse, and perh. To Gr, calf, heifer. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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noun young cow
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