Definition of caracal
: a long-legged reddish-brown nocturnal cat (Felis caracal syn. Lynx caracal) of savannas in Africa and parts of Asia that has long pointed ears with a tuft of black hairs at the tip
Origin of caracal
French, from Turkish karakulak, from kara black + kulak ear
First Known Use: 1760
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