yean(redirected from yeans)
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v. yeaned, yean·ing, yeans
To bear young. Used of sheep and goats.
To give birth to (young); bear. Used of sheep and goats.
(Zoology) (of a sheep or goat) to give birth to (offspring)
[Old English geēanian; related to Dutch oonen to bring forth young, Latin agnus lamb; see ewe]
(of a sheep or goat) to bring forth young.
[1375–1425; late Middle English yenen, Old English *geēanian to bring forth young =ge- y- + ēanian to yean, akin to Latin agnus, Greek ámnos lamb]
Past participle: yeaned