Ox is a coordinate term of calf.
As nouns the difference between calf and ox
is that calf
is a young cow or bull while ox
is an adult castrated male of cattle (B. taurus
As a proper noun Ox is
a Chinese constellation located near Capricorn, one of the 28 lunar mansions and part of the larger Black Turtle.
From (etyl) cealf, from (etyl) .
A young cow or bull.
Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-coloured leather used in bookbinding.
A young elephant, seal or whale (also used of some other animals).
A chunk of ice broken off of a larger glacier, ice shelf, or iceberg.
A small island, near a larger island.
A cabless railroad engine.
(informal, dated) An awkward or silly boy or young man; any silly person; a dolt.
- the Calf of Man
- some silly, doting, brainless calf
(etyl) kalfi, possibly derived from the same Germanic root as ().
(anatomy) The back of the leg below the knee.
The muscle in the back of the leg below the knee.
* 1988 , Steve Holman, "Christian Conquers Columbus", , 47 (6): 28-34.
- Sure, his calves are a little weak, but the rest of his physique is so overwhelming, he should place high.
An adult castrated male of cattle (B. taurus )
Any bovine animal (tribe Bovini ) used as a beast of burden
* grunting ox
* have the black ox tread on one's foot
* Indian ox
* Japanese ox
* Javan ox
* musk ox
* ox bile
* ox bow
* ox gall
* ox pith
* ox is in the ditch
* ox ray
* Abenaki: (l)
* Malecite-Passamaquoddy: (l)