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Question: One word for sofa, chair, cupboard, table and bed is Furniture. Similarly for lion, tiger, giraffee, camel and goat etc is a single word Animal. There must be more words like Animal and Furniture. What are these Parent words called?
Additionally, the more general catergory (i.e., "Parent word") is called a hyperonym:
A cat is a kind of animal. (hyperonym)Cat has a hyperonym animal.
A cat is a kind of animal. (hyponym)
Animal has a hyponym cat.