Meat of four-footed animals vs. meat of birds
Meat of Animals:
- Cattle/cow – Beef
- Calf – Veal
- Sheep/Goat – Mutton
- Lamb – Lamb
- Pig – Pork/Ham/Bacon
- Deer – Venison
Lamb: A sheep in its first year. Its meat is also called lamb.
Calf: A young animal, esp., a domestic cow or bull in its first year.
Meat of Birds:
For birds, the same word is usually used for both the meat and the creature.
- Shall we have chicken or duck for dinner?