karakul

noun
kar·​a·​kul | \ˈker-ə-kəl, ˈka-rə-\

Definition of karakul 

1 often capitalized : any of a breed of hardy fat-tailed sheep of central Asian origin with a narrow body and coarse wiry fur

2 : the usually curly glossy black coat of a very young karakul lamb valued as fur — compare broadtail sense 2, persian lamb sense 1

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The Alliance prohibits the use of coyote, mink, rabbit, fox, karakul, raccoon dog, and any other species bred specifically for their fur. Leah Silverman, Town & Country, "Gucci Commits to Fur-Free Fashion in Their Future," 12 Oct. 2017 The male models showed off Afghan variants of the shalwar kameez, the men’s long shirt and pants also known as perahan tunban, with turban, pakul or karakul hats. Washington Post, "Kabul catwalk: Afghan models show off traditional clothing," 17 Aug. 2017 The male models showed off Afghan variants of the shalwar kameez, the men’s long shirt and pants also known as perahan tunban, with turban, pakul or karakul hats. Washington Post, "Kabul catwalk: Afghan models show off traditional clothing," 17 Aug. 2017 The male models showed off Afghan variants of the shalwar kameez, the men’s long shirt and pants also known as perahan tunban, with turban, pakul or karakul hats. Rahim Faiez, The Seattle Times, "Kabul catwalk: Afghan models show off traditional clothing," 16 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of karakul

1853, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for karakul

Karakul, village in Uzbekistan

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