calver

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

calve +‎ -er

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

calver (plural calvers)

  1. A cow that produces young.
Related termsEdit
  • down-calver
  • first calver
  • second calver
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

calver (third-person singular simple present calvers, present participle calvering, simple past and past participle calvered)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To cut into slices and pickle.
    • (Can we find and add a quotation of Massinger to this entry?)
      For a change, leave calvered salmon and eat sprats.
  2. (obsolete, transitive) To crimp.
    calvered salmon
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Nares to this entry?)
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To bear, or be susceptible of, being calvered.
    grayling's flesh will calver
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Catton to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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Last modified on 6 October 2013, at 15:59