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Interesting Vocabulary: Animals #5, by Dennis Oliver

 

Special Names for the Meat
of
Some Animals

 

Did you know that for some animals, there are special names
for the
meat of the animal?

Here are some of the most common examples:

animal
 

meat 

calf (young cow)
 

veal

cow
 

beef

deer
 

venison

pig
 

pork

sheep
 

mutton

There are also special words for groups of animals which
are used for food:

Poultry refers to domestic birds--chickens, turkeys, ducks,
geese. In supermarkets, the poultry section contains the
uncooked meat of domestic birds used for food. The cooked
meat is called by the name of the bird: chicken, turkey, duck,
goose, etc.

Seafood refers to anything from the sea which is used
for food. In supermarkets, the seafood section contains fish,
oysters, shrimp, lobster, clams, scallops, mussels, squid, and
other items from the sea. The cooked meat is referred to
by the name of the animal, but a "seafood platter" or
"seafood plate" is a combination of seafood items.

Game refers to wild animals (both birds and mammals)
which are used for food. Most U.S. supermarkets don't
have game sections.

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