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Angora

[ang-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh, an- for 1–3, 5–7; ang-gawr-uh, -gohr-uh, ang-ger-uh for 4] /æŋˈgɔr ə, -ˈgoʊr ə, æn- for 1–3, 5–7; æŋˈgɔr ə, -ˈgoʊr ə, ˈæŋ gər ə 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.
4.
adjective
7.
(usually lowercase) made from a yarn or fabric of the hairs of the Angora goat or Angora rabbit:
an angora sweater.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; variant of Ankara
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British Dictionary definitions for Angora

angora

/æŋˈɡɔːrə/
noun (sometimes capital)
1.
  1. the long soft hair of the outer coat of the Angora goat or the fur of the Angora rabbit
  2. yarn, cloth, or clothing made from this hair
  3. a material made to resemble this yarn or cloth
  4. (as modifier) an angora sweater See also mohair
Word Origin
from angora, former name of Ankara, in Turkey

Angora

noun
1.
(æŋˈɡɔːrə; ˈæŋɡərə) the former name (until 1930) of Ankara
2.
(æŋˈɡɔːrə) short for Angora cat, Angora goat, Angora rabbit
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Word Origin and History for Angora
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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