foal

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
foal /foʊl/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Mammals, Dog and Cat Breedsthe young of any member of the horse family that is still nursing.

v. [+ object]
  1. Mammals, Dog and Cat Breedsto give birth to (a colt or filly):a mare foaling a colt.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
foal  (fōl),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a young horse, mule, or related animal, esp. one that is not yet one year of age.

v.t., v.i. 
  1. to give birth to (a colt or filly).
  • bef. 950; (noun, nominal) Middle English fole, Old English fola; cognate with Old High German folo (German Fohlen); akin to Latin pullus young animal, Greek pôlos foal; (verb, verbal) Middle English, derivative of the noun, nominal

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
foal /fəʊl/ n
  1. the young of a horse or related animal
vb
  1. to give birth to (a foal)
Etymology: Old English fola; related to Old Frisian fola, Old High German folo foal, Latin pullus young creature, Greek pōlos foal
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