domestic animal


Definition of domestic animal

: any of various animals (such as the horse or sheep) domesticated so as to live and breed in a tame condition

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Recent Examples on the Web Throughout human history, nitrogen was the most limiting element for crop production, and as population increased the available nitrogen sources such as domestic animal manure or bird guano could not supply all that was needed. Steven Savage, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Cases of humans getting infected after contact with a infected domestic animal are rare. Michelle Fay Cortez, Fortune, 16 Nov. 2021 He was charged with killing a domestic animal in that case. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Sep. 2021 Moore is facing charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, and malicious killing of a domestic animal, police said., 3 Sep. 2021 The intermediate host may have been a domestic animal, a wild animal or a domesticated wild animal, according to the World Health Organization. Emma Stein, Detroit Free Press, 10 Aug. 2021 Other state symbols include the state dance, the polka, and the state domestic animal, the dairy cow. Hope Karnopp, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 July 2021 The dog was the first domestic animal in the state to test positive for the coronavirus. Amanda Blanco,, 13 Apr. 2021 Those samples are saved, and with enough funding and support, scientists could look back at those samples and potentially learn more about when COVID may have first appeared in different wild and domestic animal species. Dr. Jonathan Chan, ABC News, 21 Feb. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of domestic animal

1743, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of domestic animal was in 1743

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4 May 2022

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“Domestic animal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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