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Definition of "karakul" [‖Ka•ra•kul]

  • Any of a breed of Central Asian sheep having a wide tail and wool that is curled and glossy in the young but wiry and coarse in the adult. (noun)
  • Fur made from the pelt of a karakul lamb. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "karakul" in a sentence
  • "A fur called broadtail, for example, is the skin of fetal or newborn karakul lambs who have been beaten to death."
  • "After his early dalliance as the dapper darling of the international community, in his karakul cap and cape stylishly draped over a statesman's grey flannel suit, Karzai proved his skill as an Afghan trader."
  • "Coastal Bermuda covered the field in front of the house and a herd of karakul sheep kept the grass under control."