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angora (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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Definitions of angora

Angora (n.)
the capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats;
Synonyms: Ankara / Turkish capital / capital of Turkey
Angora (n.)
a domestic breed of goat raised for its long silky hair which is the true mohair;
Synonyms: Angora goat
Angora (n.)
domestic breed of rabbit with long white silky hair;
Synonyms: Angora rabbit
Angora (n.)
a long-haired breed of cat similar to the Persian cat;
Synonyms: Angora cat
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