Angora cat


: any of a breed of cats having a long graceful body and silky medium-length hair with no undercoat
broadly : a long-haired domestic cat

Word History


Angora (Ankara), Turkey

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Angora cat was in 1771

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“Angora cat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

Angora cat

: a long-haired domestic cat

from Angora (former name of Ankara, Turkey)

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