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Angora

Noun

1 raised for its long silky hair which is the true mohair [syn: Angora goat]
2 domestic breed with long white silky hair [syn: Angora rabbit]
3 a long-haired breed similar to the Persian cat [syn: Angora cat]

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English

Etymology

Ancient name of the city now known as Ankara in Turkey, which has given its name to several breeds of animal.
Angora and Ankara are different spellings of the same word An --- which means beautiful and Gora, Gara, Kara, or Qara --- which means black. Ankara --- Beautiful Black. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angora

Noun

  1. An angora cat
  2. An angora goat
  3. An angora rabbit
  4. The hair of angora rabbits or angora goats, used to make textiles.
  5. The fabric made from the hair of angora rabbits or angora goats.

Extensive Definition

Angora may refer to:
Angora may also be:
angora in Armenian: Անգորա
angora in Dutch: Angora
angora in Japanese: アンゴラ (曖昧さ回避)
angora in Polish: Angora
angora in Swedish: Angora
angora in Turkish: Angora
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