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A domestic cat having long, silky hair, especially a Turkish angora or a long-haired Oriental.
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1. (Breeds) a long-haired variety of cat, originating in Britain from crosses between Abyssinian and Siamese breeds in the 1960s
2. (Breeds) a former Turkish breed of cats popular in the 19th century
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