noun plural calves
- 1 (Zoology) (young cow, bull) to be in or with calfestar preñadato kill the fatted calf [literary]celebrar una gran fiesta de bienvenidaExample sentences
- In all 12 heifers and 12 bull calves have qualified for the final.
- On display will be the cream of the 2003 bull and heifer calves that have qualified at various regional shows throughout the summer.
- Dairy bull calves reared for beef through a pioneering fattening scheme are achieving gross margin returns of £199 a head for Pembrokeshire farmers.
- 2 uncountable (leather)piel (feminine) de becerro
cuero (masculine) de becerro
becerro (masculine)Example sentences
- The calf and suede styles feature resin hardware.
- Made from moose leather with rawhide bindings crisscrossing around the calf they looked like something Shackleton would have improvised adrift on the ice-floes.
- 3 (Zoology) (young whale)(young elephant, seal, buffalo etc) cría (feminine) (de elefante, foca, búfalo etc)Example sentences
- The transients ambush them - they have a taste for the gray whale calves' high-energy blubber and protein-rich tongues.
- Whale calves also surface in the ring of open water, right next to their mothers.
- The whale calf is thought to have become separated from its mother in the lower Thames, where the sighting of another, larger bottlenose whale was reported.
noun plural calves
- (Anatomy)Example sentences
- It cuts the leg below the calf, and all muscle bellies except those of gastrocnemius are present.
- The devotees were also treated for their excruciating pain in their shoulders, neck, back, thighs, knees, calves, ankle and foot.
- Using this technique, the surgeon makes an incision in the back of the knee and retracts the calf muscle.
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