- A monster; a false conception: supposed perhaps anciently to be produced by the influence of the moon.
How cam'st thou to be the siege of this moon-calf. Shak.
- A dolt; a stupid fellow.
The potion works not on the part design'd,
But turns his brain, and stupifies his mind;
The sotted moon-calf gapes. Dryden's Juvenal.
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