Angora cat
Persian Per"sian, a. [From Persia: cf. It. Persiano. Cf. {Parsee}, {Peach}, {Persic}.] Of or pertaining to Persia, to the Persians, or to their language. [1913 Webster]

{Persian berry}, the fruit of {Rhamnus infectorius}, a kind of buckthorn, used for dyeing yellow, and imported chiefly from Trebizond.

{Persian cat}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Angora cat}, under {Angora}.

{Persian columns} (Arch.), columns of which the shaft represents a Persian slave; -- called also {Persians}. See {Atlantes}.

{Persian drill} (Mech.), a drill which is turned by pushing a nut back and forth along a spirally grooved drill holder.

{Persian fire} (Med.), malignant pustule.

{Persian powder}. See {Insect powder}, under {Insect}.

{Persian red}. See {Indian red} (a), under {Indian}.

{Persian wheel}, a noria; a tympanum. See {Noria}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Angora cat — cat cat (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k[ o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga ta, ga tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angora cat — cat cat (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k[ o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga ta, ga tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angora cat — Angora An*go ra ([a^]n*g[=o] r[.a]), n. A city of Asia Minor (or Anatolia) which has given its name to a goat, a cat, etc. [1913 Webster] {Angora cat} (Zo[ o]l.), a variety of the domestic cat with very long and silky hair, generally of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Angora cat — noun a long haired breed of cat similar to the Persian cat • Syn: ↑Angora • Hypernyms: ↑domestic cat, ↑house cat, ↑Felis domesticus, ↑Felis catus * * * noun Usage: usually capitalized A …   Useful english dictionary

  • Angora cat — a long haired variety of the domestic cat, raised originally in Angora, having a long body, pointed head, and bushy tail. Also called Angora. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • Angora cat — noun Etymology: Angora (Ankara), Turkey Date: 1819 any of a breed of cats having a long graceful body and silky medium length hair with no undercoat; broadly a long haired domestic cat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Angora cat — /æŋˌgɔrə ˈkæt/ (say ang.gawruh kat) noun a long haired variety of the domestic cat. Also, Angora. {originally bred in Angora2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Angora cat — domestic cat bred for its long silky hair …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Turkish Angora cat — Breed of longhaired domestic cat that probably arose from a domesticated cat of Tatars who migrated to Turkey, where it is now regarded as a national treasure. It has a long body, fine bones, a pointed face, and a silky, medium length coat. White …   Universalium

  • Angora turco — Un gato de angora turco con heterocromía. Fecha de origen siglo XV Lu …   Wikipedia Español

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