Definition of Saanen in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɑːnən/


A dairy goat of a white hornless breed, first developed in the region of Saanen in Switzerland.
Example sentences
  • One of the larger breeds, amiable Saanens are usually all white.
  • The British Saanen, British Toggenburg and British Alpine goats are all breeds renowned for the consistently high quality of their milk.
  • Fence lines and untamed areas are also maintained by the herd of Saanen dairy goats.
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