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whelp

(wĕlp, hwĕlp)
n.
A young offspring of a carnivorous mammal, especially a dog or wolf.
v. whelped, whelping, whelps
v.intr.
To give birth to whelps or a whelp.
v.tr.
To give birth to (whelps or a whelp).
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whelp

verb A poetic (i.e., nonmedical) term meaning to bear offspring.
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