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Angora

the ancient name of Ankara, Turkey, which has been given to particular breeds in several animal species probably originally to a longhaired cat that was believed to originate in Turkey, and later to the other species because of their long coat.

Angora cat
a fine-boned, longhaired breed, originally found in Turkey. The build is generally slimmer and longer than other longhaired types. The silky coat is usually white, but other colors have been developed. Called also Turkish Angora.
Angora goat
a horned, white variety of Capra hircus, the domestic and wild goats. Has a long silky haircoat of great commercial value as mohair.
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Angora goat. By permission from Sambraus HH, Livestock Breeds, Mosby, 1992
Angora rabbit
a breed of meat- and fur-producing rabbit in two varieties, English and French. A striking-looking animal like a fluffy snowball with long, silky wool with tufts on the ears and feet. Color usually white but can be fawn, gray-blue or sable and with ruby-colored eyes.
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