Abyssinian
noun Etymology: Abyssinia, kingdom in Africa Date: 1876 any of a breed of medium-sized slender domestic cats of African origin with short usually brownish hair ticked with bands of darker color

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  • Abyssinian — may refer to: * Abyssinian, Habesha people and things from parts of Ethiopia and Eritrea, formerly known as Abyssinia * Abyssinian (cat), a cat breed * Abyssinian, a breed of guinea pig * The Abyssinians, a Jamaican roots reggae group * Mantled… …   Wikipedia

  • Abyssinian — [ab΄ə sin′ē ən] n. 1. ETHIOPIAN 2. any of a breed of short haired domestic cat, ruddy brown or reddish in color, with a rounded, wedge shaped head, originating in Egypt or Ethiopia (Abyssinia) adj. ETHIOPIAN …   Universalium

  • Abyssinian — Ab ys*sin i*an, a. Of or pertaining to Abyssinia. [1913 Webster] {Abyssinian gold}, an alloy of 90.74 parts of copper and 8.33 parts of zink. Ure. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abyssinian — Ab ys*sin i*an, n. 1. A native of Abyssinia. [1913 Webster] 2. A member of the Abyssinian Church. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Abyssinian — [ab΄ə sin′ē ən] n. 1. ETHIOPIAN 2. any of a breed of short haired domestic cat, ruddy brown or reddish in color, with a rounded, wedge shaped head, originating in Egypt or Ethiopia (Abyssinia) adj. ETHIOPIAN (adj. 1) …   English World dictionary

  • Abyssinian — 1. adjective Of or pertaining to Abyssinia. 2. noun a) A native of Abyssinia. b) A member of the Abyssinian Church …   Wiktionary

  • Abyssinian — Ab·ys·sin·i·an || ‚æbɪ sɪnɪən n. native or resident of Abyssinia (Ethiopia); member of the Abyssinian Church (Ethiopian Church); breed of slender cat with long ears and short brown hair with grey spots adj. of or pertaining to… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Abyssinian — noun a small slender short haired breed of African origin having brownish fur with a reddish undercoat • Syn: ↑Abyssinian cat • Hypernyms: ↑domestic cat, ↑house cat, ↑Felis domesticus, ↑Felis catus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Abyssinian — [abɪ sɪnɪən] adjective historical relating to Abyssinia (the former name of Ethiopia). noun 1》 historical a native of Abyssinia. 2》 a cat of a breed having long ears and short brown hair flecked with grey …   English new terms dictionary

  • abyssinian — ab·ys·sin·i·an …   English syllables

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