Angora



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(often lowercase). Also, Angora wool. the hair of the or of the .
(often lowercase) yarn, fabric, or a garment made from this hair.
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(usually lowercase) made from a yarn or fabric of the hairs of the or :
an angora sweater.
Historical Examples

Our cabin was built as a shelter for Angora goats somewhat over a year ago.
Wilderness, A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska Rockwell Kent

Deer, Angora goats, hares, and trout have been also introduced.
Explorations in Australia John Forrest

The inhabitants of the house I was in, No. 3, were practically the same as in the house by the city wall in Angora.
A Prisoner in Turkey John Still

But it might have been Angora goats he was raisin’, or water buffalo, or white mice.
Torchy As A Pa Sewell Ford

It was much nicer upstairs in the nursery with Mimi, the Angora cat.
Life and Death of Harriett Frean May Sinclair

Ask the Contessa if I have not achieved a beau succes with her Angora cat.
The Parisians, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

The “young lady” was an Angora cat who embellished a shop in the neighborhood.
Edgar Saltus: The Man Marie Saltus

It is on the line of the projected railway from Angora to Kaisarieh.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7 Various

It was not a large box, nor heavy, just a small box with strips nailed across the top, and there was an Angora cat in it.
Mike Flannery On Duty and Off Ellis Parker Butler

Originally made in the Levant from the skins of Angora goats.
Notes on Bookbinding for Libraries John Cotton Dana

noun (sometimes capital)

the long soft hair of the outer coat of the Angora goat or the fur of the Angora rabbit
yarn, cloth, or clothing made from this hair
a material made to resemble this yarn or cloth
(as modifier): an angora sweater See also mohair

noun
(æŋˈɡɔːrə; ˈæŋɡərə) the former name (until 1930) of Ankara
(æŋˈɡɔːrə) short for Angora cat, Angora goat, Angora rabbit
n.

type of wool, 1810, from Angora, city in central Turkey (ancient Ancyra, modern Ankara), which gave its name to the goat (1745 in English), and to its silk-like wool, and to a cat whose fur resembles it (1771 in English). The city name is from the Greek word for “anchor, bend” (see angle (n.)).

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