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calf1 British & World English

A young bovine animal, especially a domestic cow or bull in its first year

calf2 British & World English

The fleshy part at the back of a person’s leg below the knee

in calf British & World English

(Of a cow) pregnant

calf love British & World English

Another term for puppy love.

tree calf British & World English

Calfskin stained with a tree-like design and used in bookbinding

bobby calf British & World English

An unweaned calf slaughtered for veal

calf-length British & World English

(Of footwear or an item of clothing) reaching the calves

golden calf British & World English

(In the Bible) an image of gold in the shape of a calf, made by Aaron in response to the Israelites‘ plea for a god while they awaited Moses’ return from Mount Sinai, where he was receiving the Ten Commandments (Exod. 32)

kill the fatted calf British & World English

Produce one’s best food to celebrate, especially at a prodigal’s return

in calf in calf1 British & World English

(Of a cow) pregnant

calfskin British & World English

Leather made from the hide or skin of a calf, used in bookbinding and shoemaking

kill the fatted calf in fat British & World English

Produce one’s best food to celebrate, especially at a prodigal’s return