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livestock

[lahyv-stok]
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
the horses, cattle, sheep, and other useful animals kept or raised on a farm or ranch.

Origin:
1650–60; live2 + stock

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livestock (ˈlaɪvˌstɒk)
 
n
(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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livestock
1520s, from live (adj.) + stock (n.2).
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