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Glossary
Here are some words and their meanings that you may find
helpful when learning about farm animals.
Barn owl A type of owl that
usually nests in barns and
other buildings.
Cashmere Fine wool that
comes from the Cashmere goat
and other types of goats that
have fine hair.
Cattle Cows and bulls kept
for their meat or milk on a
farm or ranch.
Clutch A nest of eggs or
a group of chicks.
Coop A small building
where chickens and other
poultry live.
Down Fine under-feathers
that keep a bird warm. Chicks
and ducklings are covered
only with down when they
hatch. The down can be used
to fill pillows and duvets.
Fleece The wool that covers
a sheep or goat or that comes
from shearing.
Flock Animals of one kind
that live or travel together
as a group, especially birds
and sheep.
Free range A method of
farming in which animals,
especially poultry, can
roam freely and in the
open air, rather then living
in confinement.
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A note on sizes
Animal sizes vary widely.
The measurements given in
this book are based
on the sizes of the
featured animals,
within a few inches
or centimeters.
Gamboling To skip or
leap around, especially lambs
and goats.
Hatching When an animal
emerges out of its shell.
Herd Animals of one kind
that live or travel together as
a group, especially cattle.
Mammal A warm-blooded
animal that is covered in fur
or hair and feeds its young
on milk.
Nest A home built by animals,
especially birds, for laying
eggs and for bringing up
their young.
Poultry Chickens, ducks, and
other birds that are kept on
farms and in coops for eggs
and meat.
Predator An animal that
hunts another animal in order
to kill and eat it.
Prey An animal that
is killed and eaten by
another animal.
Ranch A large farm,
especially in North America
and Australia, in which cattle
or horses are free to roam.
Roost A place where birds
come together to rest or sleep.
I am 4 ft
(122 cm) tall.
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