Ocicat Definition

ŏsə-kăt
noun
A domestic cat of a breed having a short spotted coat, developed in the United States from interbreeding Abyssinian, Siamese, and American shorthair cats.
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Origin of Ocicat

  • Alteration and blend of ocelot cat (coined in 1964 by the daughter of Virginia Daly, American cat breeder who developed the breed, in reference to its spotted coat resembling that of an ocelot)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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