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).

before 950; (noun) Middle English fole, Old English fola; cognate with Old High German folo (German Fohlen); akin to Latin pullus young animal, Greek pôlos foal; (v.) Middle English, derivative of the noun

unfoaled, adjective Unabridged
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foal (fəʊl)
1.  the young of a horse or related animal
2.  to give birth to (a foal)
[Old English fola; related to Old Frisian fola, Old High German folo foal, Latin pullus young creature, Greek pōlos foal]

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Word Origin & History

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").
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Example sentences
In the latest episode of scientific gene-twisting, a horse births a foal cloned
  as her genetic twin sister.
Mares are capable of completing one pregnancy a year, usually resulting in one
The glamorous brown foal jumped over the lazy cosmonaut.
Maternal investment results in better foal condition through increased play
  behaviour in horses.
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