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angora 1

Pronunciation: /aNGˈɡôrə/

noun

[often as modifier]
1A cat, goat, or rabbit of a long-haired breed: angora rabbits
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  • Mrs Neve said the purpose of the event was to show pastoralists that they could breed angoras commercially.
  • Stock farming is mainly confined to sheep and goats, particularly the angora goat.
  • What do Persian kittens, angora sweaters and the romantic comedy Just Married have in common?
1.1A fabric made from the hair of the angora goat or rabbit: an angora cardigan
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  • Fabrics that are derived from animal hair (including angora, cashmere and basic wool blends) are most susceptible to insect damage.
  • I do not have experience dyeing wool, cashmere, angora, or other similar hair fibers, so I cannot speak directly.
  • Mohair, angora, wool, cashmere, camel, alpaca, etc. are all your allies against the wind and cold.

Origin

Early 19th century (denoting a long-haired breed): from the place name Angora.

Words that rhyme with angora

abhorrer, adorer, Andorra, aura, aurora, bora, Bora-Bora, borer, Camorra, Cora, corer, Dora, Eleonora, Eudora, explorer, fedora, flora, fora, ignorer, Isadora, Kia-Ora, Laura, Leonora, Maura, menorah, Nora, pakora, Pandora, pourer, roarer, scorer, senhora, señora, signora, snorer, soarer, Sonora, sora, storer, Theodora, Torah, Tuscarora, Vlorë

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Syllabification: an·go·ra

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There are 2 main definitions of angora in English:

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Angora 2

Pronunciation: /aNGˈɡôrə/
Former name (until 1930) of Ankara.

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Syllabification: An·go·ra

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