[ kar-uh-kuhl ]
/ ˈkær ə kəl /
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noun (sometimes lowercase)
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Origin of Karakul
First recorded in 1850–55; after Kara Kul lake on the Pamir plateau, Tajikistan, near where the sheep were bred
Words nearby Karakul
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How to use Karakul in a sentence
He hesitated, and finally declared that he could not venture in the direction where the karakul had appeared.Twice Lost|W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for Karakul
/ (ˈkærəkəl) /
a breed of sheep of central Asia having coarse black, grey, or brown hair: the lambs have soft curled usually black hair
the fur prepared from these lambs
See also Persian lamb
Word Origin for karakul
C19: from Russian, from the name of a region in Bukhara where the sheep originated
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