Persian lamb
noun Date: 1889 1. a pelt that is obtained from a newborn karakul lamb slightly older than those yielding broadtail and that is characterized by very silky tightly curled glossy fur 2. the young of the karakul sheep that furnishes skins used in furriery

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Lamb, Thomas — (1871 1942)    The great theatre designer, known for his palatial interior décors, was born in Dundee, Scotland, and came to America at age 12. He studied architecture at Cooper Union Institute, then worked as a New York City building inspector… …   The Historical Dictionary of the American Theater

  • indian lamb — noun Usage: usually capitalized I Etymology: indian (II) 1 : the pelt of the young of an Indian sheep of Persian type usually white with a looser curl to the hair than Persian lamb and usually dyed gray before use * * * Indian lamb, a fur from… …   Useful english dictionary

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