Saluki meaning

sə-lo͝okē
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A dog of a tall slender breed developed in the Middle East for hunting fast prey, having long ears and a smooth silky coat.
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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.
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Origin of saluki

  • Arabic salūqī of Saluq, an ancient city of southern Arabia

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