Definition of heifer in English:

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heifer

Pronunciation: /ˈhefər/

noun

A young female cow that has not borne a calf.
Example sentences
  • They raise their own replacement heifers and sell their bull calves to another organic farmer nearby.
  • Dry cows and in calf heifers can easily be managed inside as maintenance requirements are relatively low and can easily be met.
  • Some producers concentrate solely on cows, hiring other farmers to custom raise heifers.

Origin

Old English heahfore, of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with heifer

zephyr
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