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livestock

[lahyv-stok] /ˈlaɪvˌstɒk/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
the horses, cattle, sheep, and other useful animals kept or raised on a farm or ranch.
Origin of livestock
1650-1660
1650-60; live2 + stock
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livestock

/ˈlaɪvˌstɒk/
noun
1.
(functioning as singular or pl) cattle, horses, poultry, and similar animals kept for domestic use but not as pets, esp on a farm or ranch
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Word Origin and History for livestock
n.

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

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