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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.
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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