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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Previously: the grisly sides of perfume, angora, pearls, mirrors, and orchids. Katy Kelleher, Longreads, 10 Aug. 2020 From shaggy faux furs to fuzzy angoras, from shearlings to sherpa styles, the winter bucket hat is one of the cutest and coziest accessories of the season. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 16 Dec. 2019 Previously: the grisly sides of perfume, angora, pearls, and mirrors. * * * Everyone thought it was gone. Katy Kelleher, Longreads, 9 Oct. 2019 The storied British fashion house bids formal farewell to rabbit, fox, mink, Asiatic raccoon and angora, the furs of choice in recent years. Michelle Gant, Fox News, 6 Sep. 2018 And with her hot pink angora minidress, matching fuchsia lips, and springy bob, Nastassja Kinski offered a lesson in tactile sensuality in the cult classic Paris, Texas. Sophie Schulte-hillen, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1763, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of angora was in 1763

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Cite this Entry

“Angora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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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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