Karakul

Definition of Karakul

Ka`ra`kul´
prop. n.1.A type of Astrakhan, esp. in fine grades, obtained from the Karakul sheep. See sense 2 and cf. Caracul.
2.A hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia, bearing a soft curly fleece that is black in the young lambs, but which grows brown or gray when adult; the lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur.
3.A large lake in the Pamirs of Central Asia, lying 13,200 feet above sea level.

Related Words

broadtail, caracul, domestic sheep, Ovis aries
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