caracul

caracul

[kar-uh-kuhl]
noun
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caracul (ˈkærəˌkʌl)
 
n
1.  Also called: Persian lamb the black loosely curled fur obtained from the skins of newly born lambs of the karakul sheep
2.  a variant spelling of karakul

karakul or caracul (ˈkærəkəl)
 
n
1.  a breed of sheep of central Asia having coarse black, grey, or brown hair: the lambs have soft curled usually black hair
2.  the fur prepared from these lambs
 
[C19: from Russian, from the name of a region in Bukhara where the sheep originated]
 
caracul or caracul
 
n
 
[C19: from Russian, from the name of a region in Bukhara where the sheep originated]

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