Karakul

Ka`ra*kul"

(?), prop. n. [Russ. karakul' curly fleece of Bokhara and Khiva sheep.] 1. A type of Astrakhan, esp. in fine grades, obtained from the Karakul sheep. See sense 2 and cf. Caracul.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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. [wns=1]
Syn. -- broadtail, caracul.
[WordNet 1.5]

3. A large lake in the Pamirs of Central Asia, lying 13,200 feet above sea level.
[PJC]

 

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