- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkɑːvə/
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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkævɚ/
- Rhymes: -ɑːvə(ɹ), -ævə(ɹ)
- Homophone: carver (Received Pronunciation)
calver (plural calvers)
- A cow that produces young.
- Of salmon: freshly caught.
- calver salmon
- (obsolete, transitive) To cut into slices and pickle.
- 1610 (first performance), Ben[jamin] Jonson, The Alchemist, London: […] Thomas Snodham, for Walter Burre, and are to be sold by Iohn Stepneth, […], published 1612, OCLC 1008120557; reprinted Menston, Yorkshire: The Scolar Press, 1970, OCLC 52009618, (please specify the page), (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
- My foot-boy shall eat pheasants, calvered salmons, / Knots, godwits, lampreys: I myself will have / The beards of barbels, served instead of salads […]
- (obsolete, intransitive) To bear, or be susceptible of, being calvered.
- 1676, Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton, The Compleat Angler:
- [A Grayling's] flesh will so easily calver that […] [it] is very good meat at all times.
- (obsolete, transitive) To crimp.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for calver in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
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