a breed of domesticated cat originating in Africa, typically having grayish or brownish fur with a reddish undercoat, giving it a brindled appearance.
Origin of Abyssinian cat
First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for abyssinian cat
a variety of cat with a long body and a short brown coat with black or dark brown markings
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