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Fun quiz: What is the non-gender-specific English word for one cow (or for one bull)?


The plural form for more than one of these animals is “cattle.” Of course, you word sleuths could look it up in Wikipedia. But that would not be sporting, would it? :)

 
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    Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) 2 years ago

    'Bovine' is the adjective, or nature of cattle, 'kine' is the archaic plural still in use

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    Nadia Ribadu 2 years ago

    Not "sow," because it refers--especially derogatorily these days, to a female swine. I think the questioner said NON-gender words. Besides, I don't think a sow is bovine but porcine.

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