Angora goat

Angora goat
noun
a domestic breed of goat raised for its long silky hair which is the true mohair
Syn: ↑Angora
Hypernyms: ↑domestic goat, ↑Capra hircus

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
: a breed or variety of the domestic goat reared for its long silky hair which is the true mohair of commerce and differs from the wool of the sheep in not felting

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a variety of domestic goat, raised originally in Angora, having long, silky hair called mohair. Also called Angora.
[1825-35]

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Angora goat,
a variety of goat with long, silky hair. This hair is used for wool and made into a cloth called angora or mohair.

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