Q: animal "produce"?

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Nov 23 07:25:03 UTC 2008

I had the same reaction. Another option is flesh. Neither of those
include animal products like honey, eggs and milk, though. Wikipedia
has an article on "animal products," which carefully covers even items
such as petroleum (not) and civet oil (yes)... BB

On Nov 22, 2008, at 8:57 PM, Michael Covarrubias wrote:

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> what distinction are you looking for that makes "meat" not work?
> i suppose there are some for whom "meat" doesn't include poultry or
> seafood. do you make another distinction as well?
> michael
> Joel S. Berson wrote:
>> I can't think of a word for animal products that is analogous to
>> "produce" for fruits and vegetables.  I am thinking of butchered meat
>> or poultry (live or killed) that might be sold at a market
>> shop.  ("Poultry" would be half the battle.)
>> Help!
>> Joel

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