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karakul

noun kar·a·kul \ˈker-ə-kəl, ˈka-rə-\

Definition of KARAKUL

1
often capitalized :  any of a breed of hardy fat-tailed sheep of central Asian origin with a narrow body and coarse wiry fur
2
:  the usually curly glossy black coat of a very young karakul lamb valued as fur — compare broadtail 2, persian lamb 1
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Origin of KARAKUL

Karakul, village in Uzbekistan
First Known Use: 1853

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