- a reddish-brown wildcat (Caracal caracal) of SW Asia and E Africa, with black-tipped ears
- its fur
Origin of caracalFrench from Spanish from Turkish qarah-qulaq from qara, black + qulaq, ear
A wildcat (Caracal caracal) of Africa and southwestern Asia having short fawn-colored fur and long tufted ears.
Origin of caracalFrench from Ottoman Turkish qaraqūlāq qara black ( akin to Old Turkic qarā ) ( probably akin to Mongolian qara ) ( and perhaps to Japanese kuro- ) qūlāq ear ( akin to Old Turkic qulqaq, qulxaq ) ( perhaps akin to Mongolian qulki earwax )