companion animal

[ kuhm-pan-yuhn an-uh-muhl ]
/ kəmˈpæn yən ˌæn ə məl /

noun

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Origin of companion animal

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for companion animal

companion animal

noun

an animal kept as a pet
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