Origin of Angora
Examples from the Web for angora
Deer, Angora goats, hares, and trout have been also introduced.Explorations in Australia
It was much nicer upstairs in the nursery with Mimi, the Angora cat.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
The suppleness of the Angora's tail is also a mark of fine breeding.
The tail of the Angora serves as a barometer of its bodily and mental condition.
It is but a few years since the craze for the Angora cat started.
- the long soft hair of the outer coat of the Angora goat or the fur of the Angora rabbit
- yarn, cloth, or clothing made from this hair
- a material made to resemble this yarn or cloth
- (as modifier)an angora sweater See also mohair
Word Origin and History for angora
type of wool, 1810, from Angora, city in central Turkey (ancient Ancyra, modern Ankara), which gave its name to the goat (1745 in English), and to its silk-like wool, and to a cat whose fur resembles it (1771 in English). The city name is from the Greek word for "anchor, bend" (see angle (n.)).