broadtail

noun
broad·tail | \-ˌtāl \

Definition of broadtail 

2 : 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

First Known Use of broadtail

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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