Les noms d'animaux, et autre terminologie du monde animalier. ❚ Animal names, and other animal-related terminology.

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How do you refer to a male animal of a feminine-gender species? (Or vice-versa.)

If I were writing a book about a male turtle named, say, Roger Tortue, when would I use the feminine and when would I use the masculine? Example sentences: Roger est très (vieux/vieille). ...
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What's the correct gender for pets?

In English, the biological sex of a pet attaches to the pronoun used to refer to it. So I might say: What a beautiful cat! What's her name? In French, does the gender attach to the sex of the ...
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Is it normal to say “chatte”? Are there any animals where you would always use the masculine version?

Someone who is not fluent pointed out to me that it is common to say "le chat" even for female cats, and that "la chatte" is considered vulgar, given that it is used to refer things besides cats. I ...
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French word for female cat?

This feels like a silly question but I want to know if female chat is "chatte" because Google Translate suggests anything but (vulgar terms, beware). Does "chatte" mean female cat and the other ...
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Expression technique désignant le bétail

Est-il correct d'employer le terme « animaux domestiques de production » au lieu de « le bétail et les volailles », d'un point de vue technique ?
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Hibou vs chouette? What's the difference?

Pretty specific, I know. But what's the difference? Are there different connotations?
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Pourquoi les animaux ont-ils des noms différents dans l'assiette ?

Je pense notamment à cochon et porc et cabillaud et morue. En général on ne mange pas du cochon, mais du porc, et on ne pêche pas de la morue mais du cabillaud. Y a-t-il d'autres animaux, ou d'autres ...