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Adjective: tabby  ta-bee
  1. Having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy colouring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats
    "They saw a furry moth with brown wings and a tabby brown and white pattern";
    - brindled, brindle, brinded
Noun: tabby  ta-bee
  1. A cat with a grey or tawny coat mottled with black
    - tabby cat
     
  2. An adult female cat valued for breeding
    - queen

Derived forms: tabbies

See also: patterned

Type of: cat, domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat, kitty, kitty-cat, mog [Brit], moggie [Brit], moggy [Brit], puss, pussy, pussycat

Encyclopedia: Tabby