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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “calf”


noun [C] (ANIMAL)
    /kɑːf/ US  /kæf/ (plural calves)
a young cow , or the young of various other large mammals such as elephants and whales
→ See also calveCattle and similar animalsAnimal young
in calf If a cow is in calf, it is pregnant .
Animal reproduction
(Definition of calf noun (ANIMAL) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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