A black cat is a feline with black fur. It is not a particular breed of cat and may be mixed or of a specific breed. The Bombay, known for its sleek black fur, is an example of a black cat. The all-black pigmentation is equally prevalent in both male and female cats. Their high melanin pigment content causes black cats to have yellow (golden) eyes (irises).
In some cultures black cats are considered good luck, and in others they are considered bad luck.
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Famous quotes containing the words black and/or cat:
“As I was going by Charing Cross,
I saw a black man upon a black horse;
They told me it was King Charles the First”
—Unknown. As I was going by Charing Cross (l. 13)
“There was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile,
He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile:
He bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house.”
—Mother Goose (fl. 17th18th century. There was a crooked man, and he went a crooked mile (l. 14)