Saluki

Saluki

[suh-loo-kee]
noun
(sometimes lowercase) one of a breed of black and tan, white, gold, or tricolor dogs resembling the greyhound and having fringes of long hair on the ears, legs, and thighs, raised originally in Egypt and southwestern Asia.
Also called gazelle hound.


Origin:
1800–10; < Arabic salūqī literally, of Salūq city in Arabia

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Saluki (səˈluːkɪ)
 
n
gazehound, gazelle hound, Also called: Persian greyhound a tall breed of hound with a smooth coat and long fringes on the ears and tail
 
[C19: from Arabic salūqīy of Saluq, name of an ancient Arabian city]

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