Angora goat

Angora goat
Angora An*go"ra ([a^]n*g[=o]"r[.a]), n. A city of Asia Minor (or Anatolia) which has given its name to a goat, a cat, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Angora cat} (Zo["o]l.), a variety of the domestic cat with very long and silky hair, generally of the brownish white color. Called also {Angola cat}. See {Cat}.

{Angora goat} (Zo["o]l.), a variety of the domestic goat, reared for its long silky hair, which is highly prized for manufacture. [1913 Webster]

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  • Angora goat — The Angora goat (Lang tr|Ankara keçisi) is a goat from the Angora region in Anatolia, near present day Ankara, Turkey.This breed is first mentioned in the time of Moses, roughly 1500 B.C. [ [ Homepage Files/Page2.html… …   Wikipedia

  • Angora goat — a variety of domestic goat, raised originally in Angora, having long, silky hair called mohair. Also called Angora. [1825 35] * * * Breed of domestic goat that originated in ancient times in the district of Angora in Asia Minor. Its silky coat… …   Universalium

  • Angora goat — noun a domestic breed of goat raised for its long silky hair which is the true mohair • Syn: ↑Angora • Hypernyms: ↑domestic goat, ↑Capra hircus * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized A : a breed or variety of the domestic goat reared for its long… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Angora goat — /æŋˌgɔrə ˈgoʊt/ (say ang.gawruh goht) noun one of a breed of domestic goat principally reared for its long, silky fleece known as mohair. Also, Angora. {the breed was originally established in Angora2} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • angora goat — variety of goat reared for its long silky hair …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Angora goat — noun Date: 1833 any of a breed of domestic goats raised for their long silky hair which is the true mohair …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • American Angora Goat Breeders' Association — The American Angora Goat Breeders Association is the only American breed registry for the angora goat. Established in 1900, the association is headquartered in Rocksprings, Texas. See also * Colored Angora Goat Breeders Association External links …   Wikipedia

  • Angora Goat Capital — Rocksprings, Texas …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Angora — may refer to:* Angora, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ** Angora (SEPTA station), a commuter rail station * Angora Township, Minnesota * Angora, Nebraska * Angora (band), a musical group * Angora wool, from the Angora rabbit * Angora rabbit, a breed… …   Wikipedia

  • Angora — [aŋ gôr′ə, angôr′ə] n. [after Angora, former name of ANKARA] 1. a kind of cat with long, silky fur: in full Angora cat 2. a) a kind of goat raised for its long, silky hair: in full Angora goat b) this hair (Angora wool) or the cloth made …   English World dictionary

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