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 (kăv, käv)
v. calved, calv·ing, calves
1. To give birth to a calf.
2. To break at an edge, so that a portion separates. Used of a glacier or iceberg.
1. To give birth to (a calf).
2. To set loose (a mass of ice). Used of a glacier or iceberg.

[Middle English calven, from Old English *calfian, from calf, calf.]
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Noun1.calving - giving birth to a calf
birthing, giving birth, parturition, birth - the process of giving birth


[ˈkɑːvɪŋ] nparto (di bovini)
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