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Definition 1: young of domestic cattle - [noun denoting animal]

(calf is a kind of ...) any immature mammal

(... is a kind of calf ) motherless calf in a range herd of cattle

(... is a kind of calf ) an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it

(calf is a part of ...) meat from a calf

(... is a member of calf) domesticated bovine animals as a group regardless of sex or age

"so many head of cattle" "wait till the cows come home" "seven thin and ill-favored kine" "a team of oxen"

Definition 2: young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo - [noun denoting animal]

(calf is a kind of ...) any immature mammal

Definition 3: the muscular back part of the shank - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for calf in the sense of this definition

(calf is a kind of ...) a muscle that is connected at either or both ends to a bone and so move parts of the skeleton; a muscle that is characterized by transverse stripes

(... is a kind of calf ) the middle of the calf; half way between the knee and ankle

(calf is a part of ...) the muscle in the back part of the leg that forms the greater part of the calf; responsible for the plantar flexion of the foot

(calf is a part of ...) a broad flat muscle in the calf of the leg under the gastrocnemius muscle

(calf is a part of ...) a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf

(... is part of calf) the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

Definition 4: fine leather from the skin of a calf - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for calf in the sense of this definition

(calf is a kind of ...) an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning

(... is a kind of calf ) black calfskin leather tanned with chromium salts

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