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.
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Origin of Persian lamb
First recorded in 1885–90
Words nearby Persian lamb
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Example sentences from the Web for Persian lamb
He was about a nickel's worth of near-man with Persian-lamb whiskers and the disposition of a pint of modified milk.At Good Old Siwash|George Fitch
British Dictionary definitions for Persian lamb
a black loosely curled fur obtained from the skin of the karakul lamb
a karakul lamb
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