a large, treelike Ethiopian plant, Ensete ventricosum, of the banana family, having leaves about 15 feet (4 meters) long, whitish flowers with reddish-brown bracts, and dry, inedible fruit.
- Abyssinian cat
a breed of domesticated cat originating in Africa, typically having grayish or brownish fur with a reddish undercoat, giving it a brindled appearance. noun a variety of cat with a long body and a short brown coat with black or dark brown markings
- Abyssinian church
. the Monophysitic church founded by Frumentius in the 4th century a.d., and resembling the Coptic Church in doctrine, practice, and discipline, but using Ethiopic in its liturgy.
- Abyssinian gold
- Abyssinian guinea pig
noun a breed of short-haired guinea pig with rosettes all over its body