an animal, as the horse or cat, that has been tamed and kept by humans as a work animal, food source, or pet, especially a member of those species that have, through selective breeding, become notably different from their wild ancestors.
Words nearby domestic animal
Origin of domestic animal
First recorded in 1850–55
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