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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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HARRY is a four-year-old beautiful Saluki crossbreed who found himself homeless after his owner unfortunately became ill.
Abu Dhabi: After allegedly using a Saluki hunting dog to catch gazelles in a wildlife reserve, three Emirati men have been referred to court in Al Ain.
Prosecutors in Abu Dhabi say the men will be charged with illegal hunting with a Saluki dog.
The final rounds to determine the top three winners for events including the Dau (local division), Hudud Al Saluki and the Hudud Al Tahaddi challenge were held Friday.
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One of the biggest attractions of ADIHEX is the Arabian Saluki beauty contest that will showcase beautiful and skilled hounds vying for the beauty crown.
Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation (Illinois DOT) are adding the Chicago-Champaign- Carbondale route of the Illini and Saluki trains to a pilot project that allows travelers to bring their pets along on trips to and from Chicago and Downstate Illinois.
This is supposed to be a wildlife park so why on earth is there a dog, which appears to be a Saluki, the much-loved Arabic hunting dog, on display?
He announced a contest will be held for the most beautiful horse, camel, Saluki, ornamental bird and falcon.
This is in addition to the Haddad Al Saluki Championship, which involves Arabian salukis racing to catch a mechanical gazelle for 2 kilometres.
In addition, exciting contests such as the Arabian Saluki Beauty Contest, the Arabic Brewing Competition and the Falcon Beauty Contest will give away attractive prizes worth over Dhs500,000.