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yeld

[yeld] /yɛld/
adjective, Scot. and North England
1.
barren; sterile.
2.
(of a cow) not giving milk, from being in calf or from age.
Origin
1100
before 1100; Middle English; Old English gelde barren; cognate with German Gelt; akin to geld1
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yeld

/jɛld/
adjective (Scot & Northern English, dialect)
1.
(of an animal) barren or too young to bear young
2.
(of a cow) not yielding milk
Word Origin
Old English gelde barren; related to geld1
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