domestic shorthair
noun Date: 1935 American shorthair; broadly a short-haired domestic cat especially of unknown pedigree

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Domestic longhaired cat — A grey female domestic longhaired cat A domestic longhaired cat is a cat fancy term used to describe a cat with medium or long fur that is not a pedigreed member of a recognized breed. Domestic longhairs come in all the standard cat colours… …   Wikipedia

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