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Angora cat

noun
1.
a long-haired variety of the domestic cat, raised originally in Angora, having a long body, pointed head, and bushy tail.
Also called Angora.
Origin of Angora cat
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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Examples from the Web for Angora cat
Historical Examples
  • It was much nicer upstairs in the nursery with Mimi, the Angora cat.

  • It is but a few years since the craze for the Angora cat started.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • Ask the Contessa if I have not achieved a beau succes with her Angora cat.

    The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The "young lady" was an Angora cat who embellished a shop in the neighborhood.

    Edgar Saltus: The Man

    Marie Saltus
  • She was, perhaps, an unusual choice for the son of fairy-like mother and an Angora cat.

    My Father, the Cat Henry Slesar
  • Then we went back to the dining-room, where the Angora cat was sharpening its claws in the lace curtains.

    The Letters of her Mother to Elizabeth W. R. H. (William Rutherford Hayes) Trowbridge
  • The maid was putting the Angora cat out on the balcony among the dwarf evergreens.

    Flamsted quarries Mary E. Waller
  • It was not a large box, nor heavy, just a small box with strips nailed across the top, and there was an Angora cat in it.

    Mike Flannery On Duty and Off

    Ellis Parker Butler
  • But the McBrides have a houseful of children (anyway two or three) and a mother and father and grandmother, and an Angora cat.

    Daddy Long-Legs Jean Webster
  • M. Sonnini, when in Egypt, had an Angora cat, of which he was extremely fond.

    A Hundred Anecdotes of Animals Percy J. Billinghurst
British Dictionary definitions for Angora cat

Angora cat

noun
1.
a long-haired variety of cat, originating in Britain from crosses between Abyssinian and Siamese breeds in the 1960s
2.
a former Turkish breed of cats popular in the 19th century
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