1. A long-haired breed of cat similar to the Persian cat; Also called: Angora cat.
2. Domestic breed of rabbit with long white silky hair; Also called: Angora rabbit.
3. Breed of goat raised for its long silky hair which is the true mohair; Also called: Angora goat.
Earlier form of Ankara, Turkey, which gave its name to the Angora goat (see mohair), and hence to other species of long-haired animal, such as the Angora rabbit (a native of the island of Madeira) and the Angora cat. Angora “wool” from these animals has long, smooth fibers, and the demand for the fiber has led to wool farming in Europe, Japan, and the US.
Long-haired goat of Asia Minor; material made from angora hair