It is most convenient and common for the average consumer to refer to animal meat sources as beef or simply as meat.
In reality meat from different animal is completely different; although, of course, nobody, would go around referring to chicken or turkey as beef.
The only distinction we seem to have gotten between meat that look alike in structure and appearance is that between beef and pork. These are the meat from cattle and pig respectively. These are the two we actually call their real names. It is hard to come across a person – even a stark illiterate, who would refer to pork as beef but when it comes to meat from goat, sheep and some other related animals, it is beef.
Here are the special names for the meat of some animals that we may know and not know.
|Cattle (cow or bull)||Beef|
|Calf (young cow)||Veal|
|Sheep (Ram or Ewe)||Mutton|
The list is fairly simple and will be easy to learn. If you know of any other examples, feel free to list them in the comments below.