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Topic: ANIMALS

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old North French
Origin: catel 'personal property', from Latin capitalis; CAPITAL2

cattle

noun
     
cat‧tle [plural]
HBA cows and bulls kept on a farm for their meat or milk:
herds of cattle
20/100 etc head of cattle (=20, 100 etc cattle)
a cattle rancher
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