Angora Wool (Rabbit)

A white silky hair obtained from the Angora rabbit. It has extremely soft, warm and light "handling" properties. The Angora rabbit yields annually about 10-oz. of wool, which is obtained by several clippings. Of this weight about 6-oz., classified as best wool, is about 3-in. in length, and sells at from 25's. to 30's. per Lb. The remainder is shorter and of lower quality.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • Angora wool — or Angora fiber refers to the downy coat produced by the Angora rabbit. While their names are similar, Angora fiber is distinct from mohair, which comes from the Angora goat. Angora is known for its softness, low micron count (i.e. thin fibers),… …   Wikipedia

  • angora wool — noun a mixture of sheep s wool and angora rabbit hair …   English new terms dictionary

  • Angora — may refer to:* Angora, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ** Angora (SEPTA station), a commuter rail station * Angora Township, Minnesota * Angora, Nebraska * Angora (band), a musical group * Angora wool, from the Angora rabbit * Angora rabbit, a breed… …   Wikipedia

  • Rabbit Hair — Fur of the common rabbit is prized by the hatting industry, but has little interest in woven textiles. Angora rabbit yields white and grey hair up to five inches long, which is used in knitting and for fancy effects in woven fabrics. Angora… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • Rabbit hair — (also called rabbit fur, cony, comb, coney or lapin) is the fur of the common or Angora rabbit. It is most commonly used in the making of fur hats and coats, and is considered quite valuable.The hair of a rabbit can be divided into three types: * …   Wikipedia

  • Angora — [aŋ gôr′ə, angôr′ə] n. [after Angora, former name of ANKARA] 1. a kind of cat with long, silky fur: in full Angora cat 2. a) a kind of goat raised for its long, silky hair: in full Angora goat b) this hair (Angora wool) or the cloth made …   English World dictionary

  • Wool — is the fiber derived from the specialized skin cells, called follicles, [Australian Wool Corporation, Australian Wool Classing, Raw Wool Services, 1990] of animals in the Caprinae family, principally sheep, but the hair of certain species of… …   Wikipedia

  • Angora rabbit — The Angora rabbit is a variety of domestic rabbit bred for its long, soft hair. The Angora is one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, originating in Ankara, Turkey, along with the Angora cat and Angora goat. The rabbits were popular pets with …   Wikipedia

  • Angora — n. 1 a fabric made from the hair of the angora goat or rabbit. 2 a long haired variety of cat, goat, or rabbit. Phrases and idioms: angora wool a mixture of sheep s wool and angora rabbit hair. Etymology: Angora (Ankara) in Turkey …   Useful english dictionary

  • Angora — /ang gawr euh, gohr euh, an / for 1 3, 5 7; /ang gawr euh, gohr euh, ang geuhr euh/ for 4, n. 1. See Angora cat. 2. (often l.c.) Also, Angora wool. the hair of the Angora goat or of the Angora rabbit. 3. (often l.c.) yarn, fabric, or a garment… …   Universalium

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