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Angora goat

noun

  1. a variety of domestic goat, raised originally in Angora, having long, silky hair called mohair.


Angora goat

noun

  1. a breed of domestic goat with long soft hair


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Angora goat1

First recorded in 1825–35
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Example Sentences

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

The Angora goat is kept quite extensively for the sake of its long silky hair.

Of next importance and finest texture is the wool of the Angora goat, known to commerce as mohair.

Once while hunting mountain lions, we came upon the body of an angora goat recently killed by a bear.

Silk is produced in large quantities in the vicinity of Brusa and Amasia, and mohair from the Angora goat all over the plateau.

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