cashmere goat


Definition of cashmere goat

: an Indian goat raised especially for its undercoat of fine soft wool that constitutes the cashmere wool of commerce

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Recent Examples on the Web Cashmere yarn comes from cashmere goats that are not harmed in the process. Jean Chen Smith,, "2019 holiday gift guide: The swanky edition," 18 Dec. 2019 The film sets its sights on the Altai and Helan Mountains, where Capra hircus cashmere goats and their devoted herders weather some of the most extreme temperatures on earth. Vogue, "Eddie Redmayne, Uma Thurman, Liev Schreiber, and More Got Cozy at a Screening for Loro Piana," 31 Oct. 2019 Herds of cashmere goats, whose hair is used to produce the soft fabric, have grown sharply since the turn of the century in China and Mongolia, which supply 90% of the world’s cashmere. Matthew Dalton, WSJ, "From H&M to Gucci, Fashion Rethinks Cashmere, Citing Environmental Harm," 13 May 2019 Scientists around the world are editing the genes of livestock to create meatier pigs, cashmere goats with longer hair and cold-weather cows that can thrive in the tropics. Lucy Craymer, WSJ, "Big Tongues and Extra Vertebrae: The Unintended Consequences of Animal Gene Editing," 14 Dec. 2018 Mongolian herders tend to their focks of cashmere goats. Valentina Zarya, Fortune, "Unraveling Mongolia's Cashmere Conundrum," 9 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of cashmere goat

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Cashmere goat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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