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    domestic animals

    'Cattle' is a hyperonym for 'cow' and 'bull'.
    Which word is a hyperonym for 'horse', 'cow', 'bull', 'sheep' and 'pig'?

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    #2

    Re: domestic animals

    How about livestock? What's the context?


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    #3

    Re: domestic animals

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    How about livestock? What's the context?
    Just a stand alone sentence in a translation exercise:

    Tom's livestock are horses, cows, bulls, sheep and swine.

    Is livestock good here?


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    #4

    Re: domestic animals

    You can just use "cattle". Although it is usually used for ruminants kept for their meat, in the early 19th century it was also used to refer to carriage horses.


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    #5

    Re: domestic animals

    A herd of cows.
    A flock of sheep.
    A wunch of bankers.


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    #6

    Re: domestic animals

    Quote Originally Posted by thod00 View Post
    A herd of cows.

    A flock of sheep.
    A wunch(?) of bankers.
    A bunch?


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    #7

    Re: domestic animals

    Oh, I've found the word. Thanks.

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