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cattlenoun [plural]

uk   /ˈkæt.əl/ us   /ˈkæt̬.əl/
B1 cows and bulls that are kept for their milk or meat: beef/dairy cattle

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cattleplural noun

us   /ˈkæt̬·əl/
large farm animals kept for their milk or meat; cows and bulls: beef/dairy cattle
(Definition of cattle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “cattle”
in Korean 소…
in Arabic ماشية…
in Malaysian haiwan yang makan rumput…
in French bovins…
in Russian крупный рогатый скот…
in Chinese (Traditional) 牛…
in Italian bovini…
in Turkish sığır, büyükbaş hayvan sürüsü…
in Polish bydło…
in Spanish ganado, ganado (vacuno)…
in Vietnamese gia súc…
in Portuguese gado…
in Thai วัวควาย…
in German das Vieh…
in Catalan bestiar boví…
in Japanese 家畜のウシの総称…
in Chinese (Simplified) 牛…
in Indonesian ternak…
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