[ poo l-ee, pyoo-lee ]
/ ˈpʊl i, ˈpyu li /
noun, plural pu·lik [poo l-eek, pyoo-leek] /ˈpʊl ik, ˈpyu lik/, pu·lis.
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
Definition for puli (2 of 2)
[ pool ]
/ pul /
noun, plural puls, pu·li [poo-lee] /ˈpu li/.
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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British Dictionary definitions for puli (1 of 2)
/ (ˈpjuːlɪ, ˈpʊlɪ) /
a breed of Hungarian sheepdog having a very long dense coat, usually black, that hangs in strands with a ropey or corded appearance
Word Origin for puli
Hungarian, literally: leader
British Dictionary definitions for puli (2 of 2)
/ (puːl) /
noun plural puls or puli (ˈpuːlɪ)
an Afghan monetary unit worth one hundredth of an afghani
Word Origin for pul
via Persian from Turkish: small coin, from Late Greek phollis bag for money, from Latin follis bag
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