livestock


live·stock

noun \ˈlīv-ˌstäk\

: farm animals (such as cows, horses, and pigs) that are kept, raised, and used by people

Full Definition of LIVESTOCK

:  animals kept or raised for use or pleasure; especially :  farm animals kept for use and profit

Examples of LIVESTOCK

  1. a market where livestock are bought and sold
  2. a market where livestock is bought and sold

First Known Use of LIVESTOCK

1742

livestock

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Farm animals, with the exception of poultry. In Western countries the category encompasses primarily cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, donkeys, and mules; other animals (e.g., buffalo, oxen, or camels) may predominate in other areas. See also ass, cow, dairy farming.

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