Definition of angora in English:

angora

noun

  • 1[often as modifier] A cat, goat, or rabbit of a long-haired breed.

    ‘angora rabbits’
    • ‘It's an angora, definitely someone's pet and if you want to meet outside Jean-Coutu next Saturday around 3 p.m. with your rabbit cage, I'll hopefully see you there.’
    • ‘From the toy bears on wheels, they expanded to the production of stuffed toy animals for which they utilized mohair plush, a new fabric woven from the wool of angora goats.’
    • ‘Stock farming is mainly confined to sheep and goats, particularly the angora goat.’
    • ‘Best of all is his plot to assassinate the ex-wife's cat, the spiteful angora she left behind.’
    • ‘The Sunday Mail columnist and former Clothes Show presenter keeps a herd of rare angora goats at her Perthshire farm and is planning to market the socks she makes from their wool to upmarket London boutiques.’
    • ‘We enter a pasture of several hundred acres on our search for about 400 angora goats.’
    • ‘The angora cross goats, two girls and a boy, caused something of a surprise when they arrived earlier this month, two months ahead of the normal schedule.’
    • ‘Mrs Neve said the purpose of the event was to show pastoralists that they could breed angoras commercially.’
    • ‘Herds of angora goats cluster on the banks, while in the shallows summer crowds of villagers cool themselves, scrub their cars or sit at fruit-filled tables ankle-deep in the water.’
    • ‘What do Persian kittens, angora sweaters and the romantic comedy Just Married have in common?’
    • ‘Sichel does look young and he's as lean as one of his angora rabbits.’
    • ‘Another of the Travis felines, a white angora, won its way into the family hearth by adopting Glanville's boat.’
    • ‘The Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute encourages tourists to become entrepreneurs with a display of livestock of bharat merino sheep, white giant and German angora rabbits.’
    1. 1.1 A fabric made from the hair of the angora goat or rabbit.
      ‘an angora cardigan’
      • ‘Mohair, angora, wool, cashmere, camel, alpaca, etc. are all your allies against the wind and cold.’
      • ‘That is until a new shop assistant starts, with more on her mind than angora.’
      • ‘Once my eyes adjusted to the light, I was shocked to find that I was in a fancy room that was decorated with fake fur, velvet, muslin, satin, and angora.’
      • ‘She feels chilly, even with the pink angora sweater she is wearing.’
      • ‘I do not have experience dyeing wool, cashmere, angora, or other similar hair fibers, so I cannot speak directly.’
      • ‘It's a blend of 30% angora and 70% merino wool, and I really enjoyed working with it.’
      • ‘Another figure moved into her line of vision, a black woman in a magenta blouse and grey angora skirt.’
      • ‘Even though she was chubby, her shoulder-length curly hair framed an attractive, well-made-up face, and she wore her red stirrup pants and red-and-black angora sweater with panache.’
      • ‘The clothes were returned quite clean, but my polyester shirts looked more like the angora sweaters in an Annette Funicello beach movie.’
      • ‘Crafted from a blend of virgin wool, angora and polyamide, this classic pullover features a crew neckline and ribbed hemline.’
      • ‘Models will show off a range of garments made from hemp, nettle, flax, kapok, peat, bamboo, cellulose fibres and a new polymer made from starch called PLA, plus animal fibres including wool, angora, alpaca, mohair and llama.’
      • ‘Fabrics that are derived from animal hair (including angora, cashmere and basic wool blends) are most susceptible to insect damage.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

angora

/aNGˈɡôrə/

Definition of Angora in English:

Angora

proper noun

  • former name (until 1930) of Ankara

Pronunciation:

Angora

/aNGˈɡôrə/