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English definition of “pet”

pet

noun [C] (ANIMAL)    /pet/
A1 an animal that is kept in the home as a companion and treated kindly: They have several pets - a dog, two rabbits, and a guinea pig. a pet snakeGeneral and informal words for animals
(Definition of pet noun (ANIMAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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