caracal

noun
car·a·cal | \ˈker-ə-ˌkal, ˈka-rə-\

Definition of caracal 

: a long-legged reddish-brown nocturnal cat (Felis caracal synonym Lynx caracal) of savannas in Africa and parts of Asia that has long pointed ears with a tuft of black hairs at the tip

First Known Use of caracal

1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caracal

French, from Turkish karakulak, from kara black + kulak ear

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