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saluki

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noun sa·lu·ki \sə-ˈlü-kē\

Definition of saluki

  1. :  any of an ancient northern African and Asian breed of tall swift slender hunting dogs having long narrow heads, long silky ears, and a smooth silky coat



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Origin of saluki

Arabic salūqī of Saluq, from Salūq Saluq, ancient city in Arabia


First Known Use: 1809

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