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nounPlural Salukis, Plural salukis
A tall, swift, slender dog of a silky-coated breed with large drooping ears and fringed feet.
- ‘Nicky and Graham Hill, from Wiltshire, were accompanied by two of their salukis - sleek hunting animals bred in the Middle East for thousands of years.’
- ‘Firuza Salukis are exceptional show and sporting hounds and wonderful companions.’
- ‘For thousands of years nomadic tribes of the Middle East have bred a hunting hound called the saluki. The slender, silky coated canine is known for its hardiness, stamina, intelligence, and speed.’
Early 19th century: from Arabic salūqī.
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