angora angora  /æŋ ˈɡɔ rə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats
  2. (n) a domestic breed of goat raised for its long silky hair which is the true mohair
  3. (n) domestic breed of rabbit with long white silky hair
  4. (n) a long-haired breed of cat similar to the Persian cat

Usage(s):

  1. Crossbreeding goats and sheepIt looks like a zookeeper's prank: a goat dressed in a sweater of angora.
  2. A 10-g ball of angora costs about $15.

News

  1. Creature Feature: Cali, a female Angora - Thu, 20 Jun 2013 PST

    Cali came into the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service shelter on May 31. She’s a spayed adult female Angora about 4 years old. Shelter workers say she’s a little shy at first, but warms up. They also say she always uses her litter box. Cali is looking for a home with a patient and gentle person.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

  2. Pet connection, June 20, 2013

    Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society: Junior, an 18-month-old Angora, loves to play hide and seek. His striped coat means that he rarely loses! Come visit him and see what he does to your heart. Pookie is a tough-looking guy who is actually a cuddly teddy bear. He loves to spend his days playing in the yard, but at night he enjoys curling up at this friends’ feet.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

  3. Annual Angora Goat Performance Test Field Day and Sale set for July 25

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Dan Waldron, 325-653-4576, d-waldron@tamu.edu   SONORA – The Texas A&M AgriLife Research annual Angora Goat Performance Test Field Day and Sale is set for July 25 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Station at Sonora. The station is located 28 miles south of Sonora on U.S. Highway 55, [...]
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Texas A&M AgNews

Quotes

  1. "Last year's Angora Fire gave us a painful reminder of the challenges we face in this vulnerable region," Governor Schwarzenegger said.
    on May 27, 2008 By: Arnold Schwarzenegger Source: KRNV

  2. The book quotes Depp as saying: "I love angora sweaters. Oh man, they're unbelievable. They really feel good. This girl I dated when I was a teenager, she had an angora sweater. When we broke up, I was upset, but not about her. It was the sweater."
    on Sep 19, 2006 By: Johnny Depp Source: EOG.com

  3. "The Angora fire destroyed hundreds of homes and affected thousands of lives," Cox said in a press statement. "After several visits to the area to see the devastation first-hand, I went back to Sacramento and reached across the political...
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Dave Cox Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune

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