stirk

stirk

[sturk]
noun British.
a young bull or cow, especially one in its second year.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English stirc calf, equivalent to stir- (akin to steer2) + suffixal -c (see -ock)

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stirk (stɜːk)
 
n
1.  a heifer of 6 to 12 months old
2.  a yearling heifer or bullock
 
[Old English stierc; related to Middle Low German sterke, Old High German stero ram, Latin sterilis sterile, Greek steira; see steer²]

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