Angora Yarn

Another type of Angora yarn is obtained from the Angora rabbit. It is a very soft hair and gives soft yarns which are generally used in the knitting trade. This is the real Angora yarn.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • Angora rabbit — /æŋˌgɔrə ˈræbət/ (say ang.gawruh rabuht) noun any of various long haired breeds of domestic rabbit the hair of which is used to make Angora yarn or fabric. Also, Angora. {? translation of French lapin angora rabbit of Angora2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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 — [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

  • Angora Layette — Angora rabbit wool blended with wool and processed into a worsted yarn. Employed chiefly for hosiery purposes. The Retail Trading Standards Association state, The name Angora should not be used unless a reasonable proportion of angora rabbit hair …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • angora wool — yarn that is fine and silky (from the Angora goat) …   English contemporary 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

  • Angora — An•go•ra [[t]æŋˈgɔr ə, ˈgoʊr ə, æn [/t]] n. pl. ras, adj. 1) dch Also called Ango′ra cat′ a) dch one of a breed of longhaired domestic cats with a long body and a wedge shaped head, raised orig. in Turkey b) any longhaired domestic cat 2) tex… …   From formal English to slang

  • Yarn — This article is about the fibre product. For the type of joke, see Shaggy dog story. Yarn …   Wikipedia

  • angora — noun Date: 1812 1. the hair of the Angora rabbit or Angora goat called also angora wool 2. a yarn of Angora rabbit hair used especially for knitting 3. capitalized a. Angora cat b. Angora goat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Angora — I. /æŋˈgɔrə / (say ang gawruh) noun (sometimes lower case) 1. a. the hair of the Angora rabbit. b. the hair of the Angora goat; mohair. c. a yarn or fabric made from such hair. 2. → Angora rabbit. 3. → Angora goat. 4. → …   Australian English dictionary

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