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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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They knew exactly what they had to do: share their stories of life on the land with the Porcupine caribou, speaking from the heart to urge protection of the caribou calving grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).
Calef (1979) depicted KWI, along with Boothia Peninsula, the southern coast of Victoria Island, and the northern coast of mainland NWT and Nunavut, as being in a zone of overlap between Peary and barren-ground caribou, but did not include KWI when delineating more specific barren-ground herd ranges and calving grounds.
Cameras capture the caribou as they fight to reach their calving grounds before they give birth - failure would spell disaster.
Using new information not previously available, NOAA Fisheries is expanding critical habitat for endangered North Atlantic right whales to cover its northeast feeding areas in the Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank region and southeast calving grounds from North Carolina to Florida.
In 2010, without community consultation, NTI gained shares in Kivalliq Energy, a uranium exploration firm which now owns rights to uranium ore bodies in Nunavut's caribou calving grounds.
There are babies dropping on the calving grounds like flies.
The migratory animals can roam 125 miles or more in the spring from their winter grazing grounds in the forests to reach calving grounds high in the mountains.
tarandus mass annually on calving grounds, which enables use of visual and photographic strip transect census techniques or photography of post-calving concentrations (e.
At the centre of the proposal, however, are calving grounds for the roving Bathurst caribou herd, a population that has fallen tenfold in recent decades to about 30,000 animals at the last count in 2009.
Stone, an author, educator, and artist, tells the story of a North Atlantic right whale, inspired by a female whale named Arpeggio chronicled in the New England Aquarium North Atlantic Right Whale Catalog and the people who worked to protect her threatened migration routes along the eastern US and her calving grounds off the coasts of Georgia and Florida.
That was the same wind that brought an unusually high number of icebergs from their calving grounds off the west coast of the world's largest island -- and it was one of those that dealt the decisive glancing gash to the White Star liner's hull.
In summer, Sami herders bring their reindeer to calving grounds and grazing pastures in coastal or other low-lying areas.