caracal

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noun car·a·cal \ˈker-ə-ˌkal, ˈka-rə-\

Definition of caracal

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of caracal

French, from Turkishkarakulak, from kara black + kulak ear


First Known Use: 1760


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