Far"row (far"rO), n. [AS. fearh a little pig; a akin to OHG. farh, farah, pig, dim. farheli little pig, G. fercel, D. varken pig, Lith. parszas OIr. orc, L. porcus, Gr. po`rkos. Cf. Pork.]

A litter of pigs. Shak.


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Far"row, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Farrowed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Farrowing.]

To bring forth (young); -- said only of swine. Tusser.


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Far"row, a. [Cf. Scot. ferry cow a cow that is not with calf, D. vaarkoe, vaars, heifer, G. färse, AS. fearr bull, G. farre. Cf. Heifer.]

Not producing young in a given season or year; - - said only of cows.

⇒ If a cow has had a calf, but fails in a subsequent year, she is said to be farrow, or to go farrow.


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