animal Idioms & Phrases


animal black

  • noun black substance containing char in the form of carbonized bone; used as a black pigment
    bone char; animal black; bone black.
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animal charcoal

  • noun black substance containing char in the form of carbonized bone; used as a black pigment
    bone char; animal black; bone black.
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animal communication

  • noun communication between animals (of the same species)
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animal disease

  • noun a disease that typically does not affect human beings
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Animal electricity

  • the electricity developed in some animals, as the electric eel, torpedo, etc.
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animal fancier

  • noun a person who breeds animals
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animal fat

  • noun any fat obtained from animals
    • animal fat is high in saturated fatty acids
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animal fiber

  • noun fiber derived from animals
    animal fiber.
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animal fibre

  • noun fiber derived from animals
    animal fiber.
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Animal flower

  • (Zoöl.), a name given to certain marine animals resembling a flower, as any species of actinia or sea anemone, and other Anthozoa, hydroids, starfishes, etc.
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animal foot

  • noun the pedal extremity of vertebrates other than human beings
    foot.
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animal glue

  • noun a protein gelatin obtained by boiling e.g. skins and hoofs of cattle and horses
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animal group

  • noun a group of animals
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Animal heat

  • (Physiol.), the heat generated in the body of a living animal, by means of which the animal is kept at nearly a uniform temperature.
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animal husbandry

  • noun breeding and caring for farm animals
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Animal kingdom

  • noun taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
    kingdom Animalia; Animalia.
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  • the whole class of beings endowed with animal life. It embraces several subkingdoms, and under these there are Classes, Orders, Families, Genera, Species, and sometimes intermediate groupings, all in regular subordination, but variously arranged by different writers.
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animal leg

  • noun the leg of an animal
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Animal magnetism

  • noun magnetic personal charm
    bewitchery; beguilement.
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  • . See Magnetism and Mesmerism.
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animal material

  • noun material derived from animals
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animal nature

  • noun the physical (or animal) side of a person as opposed to the spirit or intellect
    animality.
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animal oil

  • noun any oil obtained from animal substances
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animal order

  • noun the order of animals
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animal pigment

  • noun pigment occurring in animals
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animal product

  • noun a product made from animal material
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animal psychology

  • noun the branch of psychology concerned with the behavior of animals
    comparative psychology.
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animal scientist

  • noun a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals
    zoologist.
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animal skin

  • noun the outer covering of an animal
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Animal spirits

  • . See under Spirit.
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animal starch

  • noun one form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the body
    glycogen.
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animal stuffer

  • noun a craftsman who stuffs and mounts the skins of animals for display
    stuffer; taxidermist.
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animal tissue

  • noun the tissue in the bodies of animals
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animal toxin

  • noun a toxin resembling bacterial toxins in its antigenic properties that is found in the fluids of certain animals
    zootoxin.
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animal trainer

  • noun one who trains or exhibits animals
    handler.
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animal virus

  • noun an animal pathogen that is a virus
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animal-worship

  • noun the worship of animals
    zoolatry.
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caprine animal

  • noun any of numerous agile ruminants related to sheep but having a beard and straight horns
    goat.
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Coral animal

  • (Zoöl.), one of the polyps by which corals are formed. They are often very erroneously called coral insects.
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domestic animal

  • noun any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
    domestic animal.
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domesticated animal

  • noun any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
    domestic animal.
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draft animal

  • noun an animal used for pulling heavy loads
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Dumb animal

  • any animal except man; usually restricted to a domestic quadruped; so called in contradistinction to man, who is a "speaking animal."
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farm animal

  • noun any animals kept for use or profit
    livestock; stock.
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fictional animal

  • noun animals that exist only in fiction (usually in children's stories)
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Gum animal

  • (Zoöl.), the galago of West Africa; so called because it feeds on gums. See Galago.
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marine animal

  • noun any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammals
    marine animal; marine creature; sea creature.
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Moss animal

  • noun sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding
    bryozoan; sea mat; sea moss; polyzoan.
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  • (Zoöl.), a bryozoan.
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pack animal

  • noun an animal (such as a mule or burro or horse) used to carry loads
    sumpter.
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predatory animal

  • noun any animal that lives by preying on other animals
    predator.
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range animal

  • noun any animal that lives and grazes in the grassy open land of western North America (especially horses, cattle, sheep)
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sea animal

  • noun any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammals
    marine animal; marine creature; sea creature.
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Testaceous animals

  • (Zoöl.), animals having a firm, calcareous shell, as oysters and clams, thus distinguished from crustaceous animals, whose shells are more thin and soft, and consist of several joints, or articulations, as lobsters and crabs.
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To cast a horse, sheep, or other animal

  • to throw with the feet upwards, in such a manner as to prevent its rising again.
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Unclean animals

  • (Script.), those which the Israelites were forbidden to use for food.
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vegeto-animal

Veg"e*to-an"i*mal adjective

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  1. (Biol.) Partaking of the nature both of vegetable and animal matter; -- a term sometimes applied to vegetable albumen and gluten, from their resemblance to similar animal products.
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Wheel animal, ∨ Wheel animalcule

  • (Zoöl.), any one of numerous species of rotifers having a ciliated disk at the anterior end.
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work animal

  • noun an animal trained for and used for heavy labor
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