boer goat, noun phrase

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Also with initial capital.
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AfrikaansShow more Partial translation of Afrikaans boerbok, see boerbok.
(One of) a hardy, indigenous goat breed, well adapted to arid terrain which is not suited to sheep farming; boerbok. Also attributive.
1896 R. Wallace Farming Indust. of Cape Col. 323The Boer goat, which is termed the native goat to distinguish it from the recently imported Angora, is a strong, coarse, hardy energetic animal, strongly resembling the English goat.
1916 Rand Daily Mail 1 Nov. 3 (advt)Boer goats, kapaters, medium, 11s.6d. to 14s.; Boer goats, kapaters, best, 16s. to £1 1s.
1948 George & Knysna Herald 4 June 3Monthly Stock Fair Summary of entries to date: 355 Prime Boer Goats.
1966 I. Vaughan These Were my Yesterdays 110One of Xhosa dogs gets loose, rushes to attack the boer goats of tribesmen. Goats butt wildly against Sir Harry Smith’s horse.
1975 W. Steenkamp Land of Thirst King 64The Boer goat, on the other hand, supplied good velskoen-leather.
1980 Farmer’s Weekly 30 July 68He has since satisfied himself that Boergoats, properly run, can be a paying proposition on thorn veld.
1983 F.G. Butler Bursting World 37I recall two efforts by the ‘Hearties’..to melt or break up their iceberg of a warden. The first was to introduce a large and odoriferous stray boer-goat into his flat late one afternoon before he returned.
1991 D. Barry in Farmer’s Weekly 25 Jan. 18There’s tremendous scope for exporting embryos..from our top Angora goats, Boergoats, Dormer sheep and certain cattle breeds.
(One of) a hardy, indigenous goat breed, well adapted to arid terrain which is not suited to sheep farming; boerbok. Also attributive.
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