Abyssinian cat


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Abyssinian cat

n
(Breeds) a variety of cat with a long body and a short brown coat with black or dark brown markings

Abyssin′ian cat′


n.
one of a breed of shorthaired domestic cats typically having reddish fur ticked with brown or black.
[1875–80]
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Noun1.Abyssinian cat - a small slender short-haired breed of African origin having brownish fur with a reddish undercoatAbyssinian cat - a small slender short-haired breed of African origin having brownish fur with a reddish undercoat
domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felis
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Warren and his colleagues first compiled the genome of a female Abyssinian cat named Cinnamon as a reference to compare with DNA of multiple cats and other species.
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Today the 11-year-old regularly competes and wins on the cat show circuit, where she not only looks judges in the eye, but speaks easily about the characteristics of Night Star, her prized Abyssinian cat.