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Filly Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    filly n : a young female horse under the age of four
Filly Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Filly \Fil"ly\, n.; pl. Fillies. [Cf. Icel. fylia, fr. foli foal. See Foal.]
  1. (Zo["o]l.) A female foal or colt; a young mare. Cf. Colt, Foal. Neighing in likeness of a filly foal. --Shak.
  2. A lively, spirited young girl. [Colloq.] --Addison.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Filly'


A filly is a young female horse too young to be called a mare. There are several specific definitions in use.

The equivalent term for a male is a colt. When horses of either sex are less than one year of age, they are referred to as foals. Horses between one and two years of age may also be called yearlings.

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