angora

noun an·go·ra \ aŋ-ˈgȯr-ə , an- \

Definition of angora

1 : the hair of the Angora rabbit or Angora goat called also angora wool
2 : a yarn of Angora rabbit hair used especially for knitting
3 capitalized

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First Known Use of angora

1812

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ANGORA Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of angora for English Language Learners

  • : a kind of soft yarn or wool that is made from the hair of the Angora goat or the Angora rabbit

  • : a type of cat, goat, or rabbit that has long soft hair


ANGORA Defined for Kids

angora

noun an·go·ra \ aŋ-ˈgȯr-ə \

Definition of angora for Students

: cloth or yarn made from the long soft silky hair of a special usually white domestic rabbit ( Angora rabbit ) or from the long shiny wool of a goat ( Angora goat )


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