Definition of Abyssinian cat
1. Noun. A small slender short-haired breed of African origin having brownish fur with a reddish undercoat.
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Literary usage of Abyssinian cat
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1. Rabbits, Cats and Cavies: Descriptive Sketches of All Recognised Exhibition by Charles Henry Lane (1903)
"... THE SHORT-HAIRED abyssinian cat I am not sure if this is not absolutely the least frequently seen of any variety of domesticated cat in this country, ..."
2. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"The abyssinian cat resembles in its coloring the Belgian hare rabbit. The fur is of a rufus-red color, ticked evenly with black, with a black stripe down ..."
3. The Cat Manual by Dick Whittington (1902)
"The abyssinian cat is very rare and by no means popular. The specimens seen in this country are frequently small and weedy. Their peculiarity lies in their ..."
4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... newspaper column, 1974 As far as temperament, the abyssinian cat is a most affectionate and loving companion —Ruth A. Zimmermann, Cats Mag., ..."