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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.]
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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
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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]
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angora

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

The long soft hair of the angora goat or the fur of the angora rabbit, or a fabric made from these.
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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
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Translations

angora

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

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

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

[æŋˈgɔːrə]
1. adjd'angora
2. nangora
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