Persian lamb


: 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
: the young of the karakul sheep that furnishes skins used in furriery

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Recent Examples on the Web Marlene was lovely that evening, after a few brandy-and-Babychams, in her pearl earrings and the precious Persian lamb. Tessa Hadley, The New Yorker, 21 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Persian lamb was in 1853

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“Persian lamb.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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Persian lamb

: a pelt that is obtained from a karakul lamb and has very silky tightly curled fur

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