broad·​tail ˈbrȯd-ˌtāl How to pronounce broadtail (audio)
: the pelt of a premature or newborn Karakul lamb having a flat and wavy appearance resembling moiré silk compare karakul sense 2, persian lamb sense 1

Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of broadtail was in 1892

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“Broadtail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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