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.
I started crying when I thought what would happen to my three pets - a one-eyed, three-legged Siamese cat I rescued called Clive, Hugo an Abyssinian cat and a little rescue mongrel called Emily.
The first cat genome, derived from a single Abyssinian cat named Cinnamon, was released in 2007 with relatively low sequencing coverage.