Angora

Angora

[ang-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh, an- for 1–3, 5–7; ang-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh, ang-ger-uh for 4]
noun
2.
(often lowercase) . Also, Angora wool. the hair of the Angora goat or of the Angora rabbit.
3.
(often lowercase) yarn, fabric, or a garment made from this hair.
adjective
7.
(usually lowercase) made from a yarn or fabric of the hairs of the Angora goat or Angora rabbit: an angora sweater.

Origin:
1825–35; variant of Ankara

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angora (æŋˈɡɔːrə)
 
n
a.  the long soft hair of the outer coat of the Angora goat or the fur of the Angora rabbit
 b.  yarn, cloth, or clothing made from this hair
 c.  a material made to resemble this yarn or cloth
 d.  See also mohair (as modifier): an angora sweater
 
[from angora, former name of Ankara, in Turkey]

Angora
 
n
1.  the former name (until 1930) of Ankara
2.  Angora cat Angora goat short for Angora rabbit

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angora
1819, from Angora, city in central Turkey (ancient Ancyra, modern Ankara), which gave its name to the goat, and to its silk-like wool, and to a cat whose fur resembles it. The city name is from the Gk. word for "anchor, bend" (see angle (n.)).
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