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Domestic animal   /dəmˈɛstɪk ˈænəməl/   Listen
Domestic animal

Any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment.  Synonym: domesticated animal.

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"Domestic animal" Quotes from Famous Books

... a canoe, the moose always followed him along the bank of the river; and at night, or on any other occasion when the Indians landed, the young moose generally came and fondled on them, as the most domestic animal would have done, and never offered to stray from ...
— Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development • Francis Galton

... species of domestic animal to their stock, but this was the boys' charge. Mr. Hardy, when the pumpkins began to ripen, bought six pigs. They were of little trouble, for although a sty was built for them, they were allowed to wander about as ...
— Out on the Pampas - The Young Settlers • G. A. Henty

... slaying," prompted the Swallow) "to birds and animals," ("the term not applying to horse, mare, gelding, bull, ox, dog, cat, heifer, steer, calf, mule, ass, sheep, lamb, hog, pig, sow, goat, or other domestic animal," interposed in one breath the Swallow, quoting the Cruelty to Animals Act) "she is" ("hereby," put in the Swallow) "brought to trial on" ("divers," whispered the Swallow) "charges" ("hereinafter," said the ...
— Dot and the Kangaroo • Ethel C. Pedley

Words linked to "Domestic animal" :   brute, house cat, animate being, domestic cat, stray, domestic dog, Felis catus, head, animal, fauna, beast, stocker, Felis domesticus, dog, creature, feeder, Canis familiaris

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