Egyptian mau

variants: or Egyptian Mau \ -​ˈmau̇ \
plural -s

Definition of Egyptian mau

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

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History and Etymology for Egyptian mau

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

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“Egyptian mau.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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