Definition of Saluki in English:

Saluki

Syllabification: Sa·lu·ki
Pronunciation: /səˈlo͞okē
 
/
(also saluki)

noun (plural Salukis)

A tall, swift, slender dog of a silky-coated breed with large drooping ears and fringed feet.
More 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.

Origin

early 19th century: from Arabic salūḳī.

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