Persian cat


: any of a breed of stocky round-headed domestic cats that have a long silky coat and thick ruff

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Examples of Persian cat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The white Persian cat wears an adorable pink-and-blue sleep suit in a series of photos the actress shared on her Instagram Story Friday. Erin Clements, Peoplemag, 29 Dec. 2023 Breeds with flat or pushed in faces, such as French Bulldogs, Pugs and Persian cats. Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2023 These setae have the appearance of animal fur, which is why many say the caterpillars resemble Persian cats. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 18 Aug. 2023 On the heels of a woman in Florida leaving behind a six-figure inheritance to her Persian cats, Bergsten shared her tips for legally protecting your pet with PEOPLE. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 Canadian filmmaker Frederick Kroetsch spends 10 years trying to make a reality show about controversial independent wrestler and Persian cat breeder, Teddy Hart. Rodney Ho, ajc, 21 Nov. 2022 Among the 10 finalists vying to be named the next Cadbury bunny are two Texans: a Nigerian dwarf goat named Dog and an alpaca named Waylon; and two Floridians: an Australian White tree frog named Betty, and a Persian cat named Pepa. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 16 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Persian cat was in 1821

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“Persian cat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

Persian cat

: any of a breed of domestic cats with a round head, stocky body, and long silky fur
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