Abyssinian cat

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

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
: a domestic cat of a breed of African origin comprising small slender cats with short silvery gray or brown hair ticked with darker color and with a black stripe down the spine

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a breed of domesticated cat originating in Africa, typically having grayish or brownish fur with a reddish undercoat, giving it a brindled appearance.
[1875-80]

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Abyssinian cat noun
A small domestic cat of African origin, greyish or brownish marked with darker colour
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Main Entry:Abyssinian

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Abyssinian cat,
any one of a breed of medium-sized cats with long, tapering tails, small paws, and short, silky hair with dark-colored tips.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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