Meaning of Saanen in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɑːnən/


  • A dairy goat of a white hornless breed, first developed in the region of Saanen in Switzerland.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘During the past two years about 140 goats from Fairview, which has the largest Saanen herd outside of Switzerland, have also been sold to commercial farming operations in Uganda and Zambia.’
    • ‘Summary of operation: 400 head of Alpine, LaMancha, Nubian, Saanen and Toggenburg breeds.’
    • ‘I have had milking Alpines and Saanens for five years.’
    • ‘Animal-lovers will be able to see Gloucester Old Spot and Saddleback Pigs making themselves at home in the Farm Centre, along with Saanen goats, Hebridean sheep and Alpacas.’
    • ‘Milk from Hahns's herd of Nubian, La Mancha and Saanen goats goes into her much-sought-after line of handmade soaps.’