Definition for FAR'ROW

FAR'ROW, a. [D. vaare; “een vaare koe,” a dry cow; Scot. ferry cow. Qu. the root of bare, barren.]

Not producing young in a particular season or year; applied to cows only. If a cow has had a calf, but fails in a subsequent year, she is said to be farrow, or go farrow. Such a cow may give milk through the year. New England.

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