Targhee

noun

Tar·​ghee
ˈtär(ˌ)gē
1
: an American breed of sheep developed by intercrossing Lincolns and Rambouillets to produce a hardy range sheep with good mutton conformation and a heavy fleece of moderately fine wool
2
or targhee plural Targhees or targhees : a sheep of the Targhee breed

Word History

Etymology

from Targhee Pass, southwestern Montana, near Dubois, Idaho, where the breed originated

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“Targhee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Targhee. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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