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
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").