a young horse, mule, or related animal, especially one that is not yet one year of age.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
to give birth to (a colt or filly).
Origin: before 950; (noun) Middle Englishfole,Old Englishfola; cognate with Old High Germanfolo (GermanFohlen); akin to Latinpullus young animal, Greekpôlos foal; (v.) Middle English, derivative of the noun
a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.
a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.
a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.
O.E. fola, from P.Gmc. *fulon (cf. O.H.G. folo, O.N. foli, O.Fris. fola, M.H.G. vole, Ger. Fohlen, Goth. fula), from PIE >*poul-/*pul- "young animal" (cf. Gk. polos "foal," L. pullus "a young animal").