Definition of Angora

1. Noun. The capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats.

Exact synonyms: Ankara, Capital Of Turkey, Turkish Capital
Generic synonyms: National Capital
Group relationships: Republic Of Turkey, Turkey

2. Noun. A domestic breed of goat raised for its long silky hair which is the true mohair.
Exact synonyms: Angora Goat
Generic synonyms: Capra Hircus, Domestic Goat

3. Noun. Domestic breed of rabbit with long white silky hair.
Exact synonyms: Angora Rabbit
Generic synonyms: Coney, Cony, Rabbit

4. Noun. A long-haired breed of cat similar to the Persian cat.
Exact synonyms: Angora Cat
Generic synonyms: Domestic Cat, Felis Catus, Felis Domesticus, House Cat

Definition of Angora

1. n. A city of Asia Minor (or Anatolia) which has given its name to a goat, a cat, etc.

Definition of Angora

1. Noun. An angora cat. ¹

2. Noun. An angora goat. ¹

3. Noun. An angora rabbit. ¹

4. Noun. The hair of angora rabbits or angora goats, used to make textiles. ¹

5. Noun. The fabric made from the hair of angora rabbits or angora goats. ¹

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Definition of Angora

1. the long, silky hair of a domestic goat [n -S]

Medical Definition of Angora

1. A city of Asia Minor (or Anatolia) which has given its name to a goat, a cat, etc. Angora cat, a variety of the domestic goat, reared for its long silky hair, which is highly prized for manufacture. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Angora

angola pea
angor animi
angor pectoris
angora (current term)
angostura bark
angoumois grain moth
angoumois moth

Literary usage of Angora

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"The zoological origin of the angora goat is not known. The prevailing opinion seems to be that ... The angora is raised primarily for its mohair and meat. ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1900)
"... and invested angora : while the sultan, immoveable and ignorant in his post, compared the Tartar swiftness to the crawling of a snail,47 He Battle of ..."

3. Types and Breeds of Farm Animals by Charles Sumner Plumb (1906)
"CHAPTER LXIII THE angora GOAT The native home of the angora goat is in the district ... angora, the principal city, is about 220 miles south by southeast of ..."

4. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"... dexterously inclined to the left; occupied Caesarea; traversed the salt desert and the River Halys; and invested angora: while the sultan, immovable and ..."

5. Cape Colony for the Settler: An Account of Its Urban and Rural Industries by Alfred Richard Edward Burton (1903)
"During the forty odd years that angora goat farming has been established, the extension of the industry has been very satisfactory. ..."

6. The Gentleman's Magazine (1847)
"Inscription at angora, in Asia Minor. continually interwoven with it, and the actions of other heroes are borrowed to swell the glory of the ..."

7. Sheep Farming in America by Joseph Elwyn Wing (1905)
"Indeed the sudden arrival of the angora into public appreciation and its very ... THE angora GOAT. While not meaning to wander far into the realms of goat ..."

8. Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus and Armenia: With Some Account of Their by William John Hamilton (1842)
"THE antiquities and monuments of angora have been so frequently described by ... Its staple commodity was the silky wool or hair of the angora goat, which, ..."

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