Egyptian mau


variants or Egyptian Mau
plural -s
: any of a breed of short-haired domestic cats originating in Egypt and characterized by a spotted coat and light green or amber eyes

Word History


Mau from Egyptian mȧu, alternate transliteration of mỉw cat, of imitative origin

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“Egyptian mau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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