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Angora goat

noun
1.
a variety of domestic goat, raised originally in Angora, having long, silky hair called mohair.
Also called Angora.
Origin of Angora goat
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35
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  • Hair is obtained from the Angora goat, the camel, and alpaca.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • Then, there is the Angora goat of Asia Minor, which provides us with mohair.

    Clothing and Health Helen Kinne
  • All in all, the Angora goat is the healthiest of domestic animals.

  • Mohair—A shiny fabric of great durability, made from the wool of the Angora goat; used for both men's and women's clothing.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • The Angora goat is a most beautifully fleeced animal with twisted horns and snow-white curly locks of fleece.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • The Angora goat fleece is cut annually and is very valuable.

  • I remember one day we visited what had been the headquarters of the merchants of tiftik, the hair of the Angora goat.

  • Alpaca and Mohair are classed as wools, but the former is produced by the Alpaca goat and the latter by the Angora goat.

    Handicraft for Girls Idabelle McGlauflin
  • The Angora goat is another noted variety—esteemed for its fine silky hair.

  • The Angora goat, originally from Asia Minor, furnishes the mohair of commerce.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
British Dictionary definitions for Angora goat

Angora goat

noun
1.
a breed of domestic goat with long soft hair
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