a fur of young lambs, with lustrous, closely curled wool, from Astrakhan.
Also called astrakhan cloth . a fabric with curled pile resembling astrakhan fur.
Other definitions for Astrakhan (2 of 2)
a city in the S Russian Federation in Europe, at the mouth of the Volga.
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How to use astrakhan in a sentence
Clearly somebody hates journalists who ask questions about the Russian army fighting in Ukraine, and not only in astrakhan.Violent Assaults on Reporters in Russia Go Unpunished | Anna Nemtsova | September 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And they may be swaddled in astrakhan when you see them, but not all fashion bloggers have had it easy.
And it was fur of every variety: brushed mohair, alpaca, ponyhair, and astrakhan.Battle of the Giant Furry Mittens: Wang v. Altuzarra | Isabel Wilkinson | February 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He wore a tall brimless astrakhan hat, with a single precious stone on the front.Harper's Round Table, June 4, 1895 | Various
She too describes the blue pelisse trimmed with grey astrakhan, which he wore in the winter of 1853 and '54.Robert Louis Stevenson | Margaret Moyes Black
A fabric manufactured from astrakhan fiber; of a curly, wavy surface applied to a curly faced cloth resembling astrakhan fleece.Textiles | William H. Dooley
astrakhan—A woolen or silk material with a long and closely curled pile in imitation of the fur from which it is named.Textiles and Clothing | Kate Heintz Watson
astrakhan pretends to have a theatre, but I have little to say for it.Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. | Xavier Hommaire de Hell
British Dictionary definitions for astrakhan (1 of 2)
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 cloth: an astrakhan collar
British Dictionary definitions for Astrakhan (2 of 2)
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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