Persian lamb


Definition of Persian lamb

1 : a pelt that is obtained from a newborn karakul lamb slightly older than those yielding broadtail and that is characterized by very silky tightly curled glossy fur
2 : the young of the karakul sheep that furnishes skins used in furriery

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First Known Use of Persian lamb

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Persian lamb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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