Manx cat


Manx cat

noun

Definition of MANX CAT

:  any of a breed of short-haired or long-haired tailless domestic cats

First Known Use of MANX CAT

1854

Manx cat

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Breed of domestic cat believed to have come from the Isle of Man. Affectionate, loyal, and courageous, the compact Manx is distinguished by its taillessness and hopping gait. The rump is distinctly higher than the shoulders because the hind legs are longer than the forelegs. The Manx may be born with a tail, but ideally it should be tailless. The double coat may be any of several colours.

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