Caracal meaning

kărə-kăl
A wildcat (Caracal caracal) of Africa and southwestern Asia having short fawn-colored fur and long tufted ears.
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A wildcat (Caracal caracal) of Africa and southwestern Asia having short fawn-colored fur and long tufted ears.
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A reddish-brown wildcat (Caracal caracal) of SW Asia and E Africa, with black-tipped ears.
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Its fur.
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A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Felinae — the caracals.
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Origin of caracal

  • French from Ottoman Turkish qaraqūlāq qara black (from Old Turkic) (probably akin to Mongolian qara) (and perhaps to Japanese kuro-) qūlāq ear (from Old Turkic qulqaq, qulxaq) (perhaps akin to Mongolian qulki earwax)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French from Ottoman Turkish qaraqūlāq qara black (from Old Turkic) (probably akin to Mongolian qara) (and perhaps to Japanese kuro-) qūlāq ear (from Old Turkic qulqaq, qulxaq) (perhaps akin to Mongolian qulki earwax)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition