Angora


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An·go·ra 1

 (ăng-gôr′ə, ăng′gər-ə)
See Ankara.

An·go·ra 2

 (ăng-gôr′ə)
n.
1. often angora
a. The hair of the Angora goat or of the Angora rabbit. Also called Angora wool.
b. A yarn or fabric made from either of these kinds of hair.
2. An Angora cat.
3. An Angora goat.
4. An Angora rabbit.

[After Angora (Ankara), Turkey.]

angora

(æŋˈɡɔːrə)
n (sometimes capital)
1. (Textiles)
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. (as modifier): an angora sweater. See also mohair
2. (Textiles) a material made to resemble this yarn or cloth
3. (Textiles) (as modifier): an angora sweater. See also mohair
[from angora, former name of Ankara, in Turkey]

Angora

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

An•go•ra

(æŋˈgɔr ə, -ˈgoʊr ə, æn-)

n., pl. -ras,
adj. n.
1. Also called Ango′ra cat′.
a. one of a breed of longhaired domestic cats with a long body and a wedge-shaped head, raised orig. in Turkey.
b. any longhaired domestic cat.
2. (often l.c.) Also called Ango′ra wool′. the hair of the Angora goat or of the Angora rabbit.
3. (often l.c.) yarn, fabric, or a garment made from this.
4. former name of Ankara.
5. Also called Ango′ra goat′. a variety of domestic goat having long, silky hair called mohair.
6. Also called Ango′ra rab′bit. one of a breed of European rabbits raised for its long, silky hair.
adj.
7. (usu. l.c.) made from a yarn or fabric of Angora goat or Angora rabbit hair: an angora hat.
[1825–35; earlier form of Ankara]

angora

- As in cat, goat, and rabbit, it comes from the Turkish capital Angora (till 1930), now Ankara.
See also related terms for rabbits.

angora

The long soft hair of the angora goat or the fur of the angora rabbit, or a fabric made from these.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.angora - the capital of TurkeyAngora - the capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
2.angora - a domestic breed of goat raised for its long silky hair which is the true mohairAngora - a domestic breed of goat raised for its long silky hair which is the true mohair
Capra hircus, domestic goat - any of various breeds of goat raised for milk or meat or wool
3.angora - domestic breed of rabbit with long white silky hairAngora - domestic breed of rabbit with long white silky hair
rabbit, cony, coney - any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
4.angora - a long-haired breed of cat similar to the Persian catAngora - a long-haired breed of cat similar to the Persian cat
domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felis
Translations

angora

[æŋˈgɔːrə] Nangora f
an angora sweaterun jersey or suéter de angora

angora

[æŋˈgɔːrə]
adj [rabbit, goat] → angora inv
nangora m
modif [sweater, scarf] → en angora

angora

adjAngora-; angora woolAngorawolle f
nAngora (→ wolle f) nt; (Tex) → Angoragewebe nt; (= angora rabbit, angora cat, angora goat)Angorakaninchen nt/-katze f/-ziege f

angora

[æŋˈgɔːrə]
1. adjd'angora
2. nangora
References in classic literature ?
My mouthpiece--is of the people: too coarsely and cordially do I talk for Angora rabbits.
Besides, I know where's a peach of an Angora in Sydney.
And already the site of the house is undiscoverable, the location of the stone walls may be deduced from the configuration of the landscape, and I am renewing the battle, putting in angora goats to browse away the brush that has overrun Haska's clearing and choked Haska's apple trees to death.
From a pedigreed yellow pup I grew up to be an anonymous yellow cur looking like a cross between an Angora cat and a box of lemons.
Bartley and his wife stood silent for a long time; the fire crackled in the grate, the rain beat insistently upon the windows, and the sleepy Angora looked up at them curiously.
At the sight of these, the supercilious Angora moved restlessly, quitted her red cushion by the fire, and came up, waving her tail in vexation at these ominous indications of change.
Using the fibers she shears from her sheep, alpacas, llamas, and angora goats--and harvesting plants grown on her property, including indigo, for natural dyes--Pettis-Sarley produces exquisite knitting products under the name Twirl (twirlyarn.
More research was done into Cocoa's background by her new owners, and it was discovered that she was actually from Nigerian Dwarf and Angora breeding (or possibly a Nigerian Dwarf/Pygora breeding) and therefore a Ni-gora.
While designers across the world make use of fur in bags and jackets, the black- andwhite campaign shoot urges fashionistas to ' Give cruelty the cold shoulder' and ' Say NO to Angora fur and wool'.
The talk outlined the history of the Angora goat from 2,000 years ago when it was only to be found in Turkey and subsequently reared in South Africa in 1838 and then the States in 1849, reaching a world wide production of 240,000 tons by the 1900s.
Mohair is the white, lustrous fiber produced by Angora goats.