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livestock

[ lahyv-stok ]
/ ˈlaɪvˌstɒk /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

the horses, cattle, sheep, and other useful animals kept or raised on a farm or ranch.

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Origin of livestock

First recorded in 1650–60; live2 + stock
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livestock
/ (ˈlaɪvˌstɒk) /

noun

(functioning as singular or plural) cattle, horses, poultry, and similar animals kept for domestic use but not as pets, esp on a farm or ranch
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