caracal

noun
car·​a·​cal | \ ˈker-ə-ˌkal How to pronounce caracal (audio) , 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

Examples of caracal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In any case, what seemed to set off alarm bells for residents is when police contacted the Royal Oak school district Wednesday to warn the missing caracal was seen around an elementary school. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 15 Oct. 2021 In any case, what seemed to set off alarm bells for residents is when police contacted the Royal Oak school district Wednesday to warn the missing caracal was seen around an elementary school. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 15 Oct. 2021 In any case, what seemed to set off alarm bells for residents is when police contacted the Royal Oak school district Wednesday to warn the missing caracal was seen around an elementary school. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 15 Oct. 2021 In any case, what seemed to set off alarm bells for residents is when police contacted the Royal Oak school district Wednesday to warn the missing caracal was seen around an elementary school. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 15 Oct. 2021 In any case, what seemed to set off alarm bells for residents is when police contacted the Royal Oak school district Wednesday to warn the missing caracal was seen around an elementary school. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 15 Oct. 2021 The cat, a large caracal from Africa, escaped from its owner's garage last Wednesday, Southwest News Service (SWNS) reports. Michael Hollan, Fox News, 18 Oct. 2021 In any case, what seemed to set off alarm bells for residents is when police contacted the Royal Oak school district Wednesday to warn the missing caracal was seen around an elementary school. Frank Witsil, USA TODAY, 16 Oct. 2021 Some, in jest, began blaming the loose caracal for the disappearance of smaller cats. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 15 Oct. 2021

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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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The first known use of caracal was in 1760

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20 Jan 2022

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“Caracal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caracal. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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