A dog of a tall slender breed developed in the Middle East for hunting fast prey, having long ears and a smooth silky coat.
Any of a breed of tall, slender dog, prob. of ancient Egyptian origin, resembling the greyhound, with a silky coat feathered on the legs and tail and long, hanging ears.
Origin of saluki
- Arabic salūqī of Saluq, an ancient city of southern Arabia
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition