an·​go·​ra aŋ-ˈgȯr-ə How to pronounce angora (audio)
: the hair of the Angora rabbit or Angora goat

called also angora wool

: a yarn of Angora rabbit hair used especially for knitting

Examples of angora in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Say hello to the adorable alpacas and angora goats at Apple Hill Farm. Anne Olivia Bauso, Travel + Leisure, 11 Apr. 2024 Nuno Felted Scarf Class at The Tin Thimble The class will explore making a felted fabric with natural fibers including wool, mohair, silk and angora. Sacramento Bee, 6 Sep. 2014 Our kiddo was over-the-moon giggly chasing chickens but kept a wary distance from the fuzzy angora bunnies. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 July 2023 The fair showcases an array of farm animals from across the state, including beef and dairy cattle, pygmy and angora goats, and alpaca and llamas. NBC News, 15 July 2023 The answer: Turkish angora. Scott Kirsner,, 9 Mar. 2023 Later wool and mohair became the mainstay of Uvalde’s economy with the introduction of angora goats to the hills above town. Dallas News, 24 May 2022 Pearls and an angora sweater seem subtle enough to be relatable. David Netto, Town & Country, 22 Feb. 2022 The day before Thanksgiving, eight fluffy angora rabbits appeared in cardboard boxes on the doorstep of Marin Humane’s Novato animal shelter. Andres Picon, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1763, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of angora was in 1763

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“Angora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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an·​go·​ra aŋ-ˈgōr-ə How to pronounce angora (audio)
: yarn or cloth made from the hair of the Angora goat or the Angora rabbit

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