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Variant of karakul.


1. (Textiles) Also called: Persian lamb the black loosely curled fur obtained from the skins of newly born lambs of the karakul sheep
2. (Animals) a variant spelling of karakul


or car•a•cul

(ˈkær ə kəl)

any of an Asian breed of sheep having curly fleece that is black in the young and brown or gray in the adult: raised esp. for lambskins used in the fur industry. Compare broadtail, Persian lamb.
[1850–55; after Kara Kul lake on the Pamir plateau, Tajikistan, near where the sheep were bred]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caracul - hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asiacaracul - hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur
domestic sheep, Ovis aries - any of various breeds raised for wool or edible meat or skin
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