Definitions starting with B

ID #1373

birth

v. [Gul., US dial. South idem ADD] 1. to aid in the birth: I birth that calf (but the cow born it) (Nassau). 2. to nurse, raise: I birthin' the puppies from the mother dead (Nassau).

n. afterbirth: 1966 (Otterbein 63, 64). take the birth, bury it right there in the yard (Acklins). (Black)

Tags: anatomy, noun, verb

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Last update: 2010-09-04 23:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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