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karakul

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noun kar·a·kul \ˈker-ə-kəl, ˈka-rə-\

Definition of karakul

  1. 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. 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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