from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See karakul.
  • n. The black pelt of a prematurely born karakul sheep, having a flat surface with wavy markings.

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  • n. The hide or fur of a Persian lamb, formerly used in clothing etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the fur of a very young karakul lamb.
  • n. a hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; the lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the numerous species of old-world parrots, of the genus Platycercus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur
  • n. the fur of a very young karakul lamb


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From broad + tail.


  • A fur called broadtail, for example, is the skin of fetal or newborn karakul lambs who have been beaten to death.

    Cornelia Guest: Why I Don't Wear Fur

  • A broadtail lace evening coat was paired with a Venetian blue blouse and metal plisse skirt.

    Joey Jalleo: Inside Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2009: Third Row at Calvin

  • Will people buy Peter Som's broadtail coat from premature or newborn Karakul lambs -- think about that -- with its never-say-excess iridescent fox color?

    Earth to Fur Designers

  • Don't forget Persian lamb, broadtail, goat and other furs that are light and casual, so you can "dress them up or down, with jeans," says Ms. Landau, adding, "It's an easy glamour that you can wear even in California."

    Restyling Full-Length Mink Coats

  • Mrs. Gorbachev, who had stepped off the plane the night before in what the press described as an “indescribable” fur, had on a very long, very chic, brown or liver-colored broadtail coat … belted in the back, collar turned up.

    Barbara Bush

  • So why not make hat of skin of broadtail, should I catch him in

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • A woman with a broadtail coat, a heavy lace veil, pearl earrings, and a close black hat entered the restaurant.

    Main Street

  • While contemplating the Cafe Society world of New York around me, in came this extraordinary figure wearing ankle-strap shoes, a black broadtail suit with a big diamond pin on the shoulder, and a tall peaked hat veiled in black tulle.

    Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!)

  • So he pricked up his big mouse ears and expectantly smacked his broadtail on the floor.

    Spaceship of Ancestors

  • Jerusalem, but in the richer pastures the cattle, though small, are not unsightly The common sheep of Palestine is the broadtail, with its varieties.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary


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