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Meat words

animal meat etymology comment
pig, swine pork porc (Old French), porcus (Latin) porky (derivation)
bovine, cow, cattle, buffalo, bison, etc. beef boef (Old French) beefy (derivation)
calf veal
buffalo carabeef
sheep mutton mouton (Old French)
goat chevon
deer venison venaison (Old French)
chicken chicken
pigeon, dove squab usually for young pigeons
rabbit, hare rabbit
human long pig

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  • Beef and pork both have curious derivation adjectives beefy and porky, respectively.
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