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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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  • Queen's horse
    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II cheered Estimate on to success at the Gold Cup in 2013 but now her her five-year old filly is in the dock. Read more on this news related to 'Filly'
  • Lexie Lou wins $1 million Queen's Plate
    Filly Lexie Lou won the $1 million Queen's Plate on Sunday at Woodbine, beating Ami's Holiday by 1 1/2 lengths in the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. The Woodbine Oaks winner, ridden by Patrick Husbands, ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:03.94 on the polytrack to give trainer Mark Casse his first Plate victory. ''I've been following the Queen's Read more on this news related to 'Filly'
  • Lexie Lou claims Queen's Plate, first leg of Canadian Triple Crown
    Filly Lexie Lou won the $1 million Queen's Plate on Sunday at Woodbine, beating Ami's Holiday by 1-1/2 lengths in the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown. Read more on this news related to 'Filly'

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