If "cattle" is plural, what is its singular counterpart?
As I understand it, a cow refers only to females and a bull refers only to males. What is the singular unisex term?
- yet-knish!Lv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
It doesn't have one.
- AmulyaPLv 56 years ago
No singular counterpart of "cattle" is availabble.Other such words is- sheep.
- LaurieLv 76 years ago
yet-knish! is correct. The singular would be cow or heifer, bull or steer. If you know more about the cattle involved, you could also use a generic or specific breed term, such as "longhorn", "shorthorn", "Hereford", or "Guernsey".
- John PLv 76 years ago
In common terms "cow" would be the singular of "cattle", though dictionaries tell us that "ox" (plural "oxen") is the most basic word for all creatures of that sort.
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