caracal

caracal

[kar-uh-kal]
noun
1.
a slender, catlike mammal, Lynx caracal, with a reddish-brown coat and long tufted ears, inhabiting northern Africa and India.
2.
the fur of this animal.

Origin:
1750–60; < French, apparently Buffon's adaption of Turkish karakulak lynx (kara black + kulak ear)

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caracal (ˈkærəˌkæl)
 
n
1.  Also called: desert lynx a lynxlike feline mammal, Lynx caracal, inhabiting deserts of N Africa and S Asia, having long legs, a smooth coat of reddish fur, and black-tufted ears
2.  the fur of this animal
 
[C18: from French, from Turkish kara kūlāk, literally: black ear]

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