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calf

noun [C] uk   /kɑːf/  us   /kæf/ (plural calves )

calf noun [C] (ANIMAL)

B1 a young cow, or the young of various other large mammals such as elephants and whales
See also
in calf If a cow is in calf, it is pregnant.

calf noun [C] (LEG)

C2 the thick curved part at the back of the human leg between the knee and the foot: She's been unable to play since January because of a torn calf muscle.
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