[poo l-ee, pyoo-lee]
- one of a Hungarian breed of medium-sized sheepdogs having long, fine hair that often mats, giving the coat a corded appearance.
Origin of puli
1935–40; < Hungarian, alteration of pudli poodle, shortening of earlier pudlikutya, translation of German Pudelhund; see poodle
- a coin and monetary unit of Afghanistan, the 100th part of an afghani.
Origin of pul
1925–30; < Persian pūl < Turkish pul
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- a breed of Hungarian sheepdog having a very long dense coat, usually black, that hangs in strands with a ropey or corded appearance
Hungarian, literally: leader
- an Afghan monetary unit worth one hundredth of an afghani
via Persian from Turkish: small coin, from Late Greek phollis bag for money, from Latin follis bag
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