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saluki Line breaks: sa¦luki
Pronunciation: /səˈluːki/

Definition of saluki in English:

noun (plural salukis)

A tall, swift, slender dog of a silky-coated breed with large drooping ears and fringed feet.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Firuza Salukis are exceptional show and sporting hounds and wonderful companions.


Early 19th century: from Arabic salūqī.

Words that rhyme with saluki

adzuki, bouzouki, fluky, kabuki, kooky, pukey, spooky, Sukie, Suzuki, verrucae
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