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Persian lamb

noun
1.
the young lamb of the Karakul sheep.
2.
the lustrous, tightly curled fur of this animal, used to make coats and hats and as a trimming on various kinds of apparel and accessories.
Origin of Persian lamb
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • He was about a nickel's worth of near-man with persian-lamb whiskers and the disposition of a pint of modified milk.

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
British Dictionary definitions for persian-lamb

Persian lamb

noun
1.
a black loosely curled fur obtained from the skin of the karakul lamb
2.
a karakul lamb
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