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A domestic cat of a breed having a short spotted coat, developed in the United States from interbreeding Abyssinian, Siamese, and American shorthair cats.
[Alteration and blend of ocelot and cat (coined in 1964 by the daughter of Virginia Daly, American cat breeder who developed the breed, in reference to its spotted coat resembling that of an ocelot).]
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(Breeds) a breed of large short-haired cat with a spotted coat
[C20: from oc(elot) + -i- + cat]
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