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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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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