Meaning of Angora cat in English:

Angora cat


  • A cat of a breed originating in Turkey, having long silky white hair and a plumed tail.

    Registration of Angora cats was originally limited to white animals, but now other colours are accepted. In the United States the breed is usually called Turkish Angora cat.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas Pennant (1726–1798), naturalist, traveller, and writer.