Persian lamb

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noun

the young lamb of the Karakul sheep.
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

First recorded in 1885–90

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British Dictionary definitions for persian lamb

Persian lamb

noun

a black loosely curled fur obtained from the skin of the karakul lamb
a karakul lamb
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