Definition of Karakul

1. Noun. Hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur.

Exact synonyms: Broadtail, Caracul
Generic synonyms: Domestic Sheep, Ovis Aries



Definition of Karakul

1. n. Astrakhan, esp. in fine grades. Cf. Caracul.

Definition of Karakul

1. Proper noun. A lake in Tajikistan. ¹

2. Proper noun. A lake in Xinjiang province, China. ¹

3. Noun. A Central Asian breed of sheep. ¹

4. Noun. A kind of hat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Karakul

1. an Asian sheep [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Karakul

kaputt
kapwing
kara
karabiner
karabiners
karada
karagane
karahi
karahis
karaism
karaisms
karait
karaits
karaka
karakas
karakul (current term)
karakuls
karaoke
karaoke machine
karaoke machines
karaokes
karas
karasugite
karat
karatas
karate
karate chop
karate chops

Literary usage of Karakul

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1. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"BREEDING karakul SHEEP Industry Only Six Years Old in the United States, but Attracting Much Interest— Difficulties of Securing Stock—Six Classes of karakul ..."

2. Types and Breeds of Farm Animals by Charles Sumner Plumb (1920)
"CHAPTER LXII THE karakul The native home of karakul sheep is Bokhara and the ... The origin of karakul sheep is one of obscurity. Dr. CC Young of Texas, ..."

3. Productive Sheep Husbandry by Walter Castella Coffey (1918)
"The conformation of the karakul clearly indicates that it has not been bred ... Because of this characteristic, the karakul is known as a broadtail breed. ..."

4. Mountain Panoramas from the Pamirs and Kwen Lun by Aurel Stein (1908)
"... Hill above East Shore of Little karakul. THIS complete round of photo-theodolite views was taken on July 16, 1900, from the top of the ..."

5. Innermost Asia: Travel & Sport in the Pamirs by Ralph Patteson Cobbold (1900)
"I did what I could to help them, and wrote to the Governor of Ferghana from karakul explaining that Gholam Hyder was innocent of blame, as were also the ..."

6. Siberia and Central Asia by John Wesley Bookwalter (1899)
"... of this great river—The slow and vast operations of nature—Immense deposits of this great river—karakul—Rearing of the sheep here known as Persian lamb. ..."

7. Sheep Diseases by Eustace Thurman Baker (1916)
"About 1755 Robert Bakewell, the famous agricultural genius of England, began to mate well karakul—A Fur-bearing Sheep. formed sheep found in Leicester ..."

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