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n. pl. sa·lu·kis
A dog of a tall slender breed developed in the Middle East for hunting fast prey, having long ears and a smooth silky coat.

[Arabic salūqī, of Saluq, an ancient city of southern Arabia.]


(Breeds) a tall breed of hound with a smooth coat and long fringes on the ears and tail. Also called: gazehound, gazelle hound, Persian greyhound or sloughi
[C19: from Arabic salūqīy of Saluq, name of an ancient Arabian city]


(səˈlu ki)

n., pl. -kis.
one of a breed of tall, slender, swift hounds raised orig. in Egypt and SW Asia, having a long, narrow head, drooping ears, and a short, silky coat with longer fringes on the ears, legs, and tail.
[1800–10; < Arabic salūqī literally, of Salūq city in Arabia]
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Noun1.saluki - old breed of tall swift keen-eyed hunting dogs resembling greyhoundsSaluki - old breed of tall swift keen-eyed hunting dogs resembling greyhounds; from Egypt and southwestern Asia
hound, hound dog - any of several breeds of dog used for hunting typically having large drooping ears
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The first and second ranked winners will be crowned from the Saluki owners immediately after race ends today.