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The usually black pelt of a fetal karakul sheep, having soft, silky fur with wavy markings, or sometimes of a newborn lamb, having glossy, tightly curled fur.
[So called because of the broad tail of the karakul breed.]
1. (Animals) the highly valued black wavy fur obtained from the skins of newly born karakul lambs; caracul
2. (Animals) another name for karakul
the wavy, moirélike fur or pelt of a young or stillborn Karakul lamb; Persian lamb.
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|Noun||1.||broadtail - the fur of a very young karakul lamb|
lambskin - the skin of a lamb with the wool still on
|2.||broadtail - hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur|