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shoat

also shote  (shōt)
n.
A young pig just after weaning.

[Middle English shote, perhaps of Middle Low German origin.]
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shoat

(ʃəʊt) or

shote

n
(Agriculture) a piglet that has recently been weaned
[C15: related to West Flemish schote]
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shoat

(ʃoʊt)

n.
a young, weaned pig.
[1375–1425]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoat - a young pigshoat - a young pig        
young mammal - any immature mammal
genus Sus, Sus - type genus of the Suidae
sucking pig - an unweaned piglet
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Translations

shoat

n (US: = piglet) → Ferkel nt, → junges Schwein
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References in classic literature ?
"It is ferre gone, sayd Robyn, That I was last here; Me Lyste a lytell for to shote At the donne dere."
Shotes can make great fare for the BBQ, but if you give it six months or so to put some meat on the bone, the hog will tip the scales at 200 pounds or more.
That Pandarus, for al his wise speche, Felt ek his part of loves shotes keene, That, koude he nevere so wel of lovyng preche, It made his hewe a-day ful ofte greene.