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

Origin and Etymology of caracal

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


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