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The usually black pelt of a newborn karakul lamb, having glossy, tightly curled fur, or sometimes of a fetal lamb, having soft, silky fur.
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1. (Textiles) a black loosely curled fur obtained from the skin of the karakul lamb
2. (Zoology) a karakul lamb
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the lamb of the Karakul sheep.
2. its fur, used by furriers.
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Persian lambn (animal) → karakul m inv; (skin) → astrakan m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995