Abyssinian cat


Definition of Abyssinian cat

: any of a breed of medium-sized, slender domestic cats of African origin with soft, short, usually reddish to yellowish brown hair ticked with darker color and with a black stripe down the spine

First Known Use of Abyssinian cat

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Abyssinian cat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abyssinian%20cat. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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