Pronunciation: (kar'u-kul), [key]
—n. (sometimes l.c.)
1. one 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. Cf. broadtail, Persian lamb.
2. (sometimes l.c.) a Karakul lambskin. Also,caracul.
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