noun (sometimes lowercase)
- one of an Asian breed of sheep having curly fleece that is black in the young and brown or gray in the adult: raised especially for lambskins used in the fur industry.Compare broadtail, Persian lamb.
- (sometimes lowercase) a Karakul lambskin.
- Also called: Persian lamb the black loosely curled fur obtained from the skins of newly born lambs of the karakul sheep
- a variant spelling of karakul
- a breed of sheep of central Asia having coarse black, grey, or brown hair: the lambs have soft curled usually black hair
- the fur prepared from these lambs