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broadtail

[brawd-teyl] /ˈbrɔdˌteɪl/
noun
1.
the wavy, moirélike fur or pelt of a young or stillborn Karakul lamb.
Compare Karakul (def 1), Persian lamb (def 2).
Origin of broadtail
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95; broad + tail1
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  • So why not make hat of skin of broadtail, should I catch him in Teivi?

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • So, why not make hat of skin of broadtail, should I catch him in Teivi?

    Wild Wales George Borrow
  • The Tartar sheep, called also Shanghae and broadtail, is a recently-imported breed, of great promise for mutton.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • A woman with a broadtail coat, a heavy lace veil, pearl earrings, and a close black hat entered the restaurant.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for broadtail

broadtail

/ˈbrɔːdˌteɪl/
noun
1.
the highly valued black wavy fur obtained from the skins of newly born karakul lambs; caracul
2.
another name for karakul
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