saluki

noun
sa·​lu·​ki | \ sə-ˈlü-kē How to pronounce saluki (audio) \

Definition of saluki

: any of an ancient northern African and Asian breed of tall swift slender hunting dogs having long narrow heads, long silky ears, and a smooth silky coat

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Recent Examples on the Web Beau is a handsome 5-month-old golden saluki who is great with cats and dogs. Staff Report, Daily Southtown, "These Southland pets need new homes," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of saluki

1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saluki

Arabic salūqī of Saluq, from Salūq Saluq, ancient city in Arabia

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“Saluki.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saluki. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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