[as-truh-kuh n, -kan]


(initial capital letter) Horticulture. a tart, usually red or yellow variety of apple.

Nearby words

  1. astound,
  2. astounded,
  3. astounding,
  4. astr-,
  5. astr.,
  6. astraddle,
  7. astragal,
  8. astragalectomy,
  9. astragalus,
  10. astrakhan


or as·tra·chan

[as-truh-kuh n, -kan]


a fur of young lambs, with lustrous, closely curled wool, from Astrakhan.
Also called astrakhan cloth. a fabric with curled pile resembling astrakhan fur.

Origin of astrakhan

First recorded in 1760–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for astrachan



a fur, usually black or grey, made of the closely curled wool of lambs from Astrakhan
a cloth with curled pile resembling this
(modifier) made of such fur or clothan astrakhan collar



a city in SE Russia, on the delta of the Volga River, 21 m (70 ft) below sea level. Pop: 507 000 (2005 est)
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