karakul

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n karakul hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Karakul A hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia, bearing a soft curly fleece that is black in the young lambs, but which grows brown or gray when adult; the lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur.
    • Karakul A large lake in the Pamirs of Central Asia, lying 13,200 feet above sea level.
    • Karakul A type of Astrakhan, esp. in fine grades, obtained from the Karakul sheep. See sense 2 and cf. Caracul.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Russ. karakul', curly fleece of Bokhara and Khiva sheep

Usage


In news:

Karakul is president and executive director of Third Federal Foundation.
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In science:

Sharipova, who taught Mathematics for many years in School no. 18 of Karakul, Bukhara region, Uzbekistan.
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
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