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calf

Pronunciation: kaf, kavz

Definition:

  1. A young bovine animal, male or female.
  2. The posterior prominence of the leg, caused by the underlying triceps surae muscles (lateral and medial heads of gastrocnemius and soleus).

Synonym(s): sura

[Gael. kalpa]

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