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Meaning of domestic animal

domes'tic an'imal

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. an animal, as the horse or cat, that has been tamed and kept by humans as a work animal, food source, or pet, esp. a member of those species that have, through selective breeding, become notably different from their wild ancestors.
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