astrakhan

or as·tra·chan

[ as-truh-kuh n, -kan ]
/ ˈæs trə kən, -ˌkæn /

noun

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

QUIZZES

PRACTICE SOME ESCAPISM WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We salute you if you remember all the doovers from Word of the Day between May 25 and May 31!
Question 1 of 7
salute

Origin of astrakhan

First recorded in 1760–70

Definition for astrakhan (2 of 2)

Astrakhan
[ as-truh-kan; Russian uh-struh-khahn ]
/ ˈæs trəˌkæn; Russian ʌ strʌˈxɑn /

noun

a city in the S Russian Federation in Europe, at the mouth of the Volga.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for astrakhan

British Dictionary definitions for astrakhan (1 of 2)

astrakhan
/ (ˌæstrəˈkæn, -ˈkɑːn) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for astrakhan (2 of 2)

Astrakhan
/ (ˌæstrəˈkæn, -ˈkɑːn, Russian ˈastrəxənj) /

noun

a city in SE Russia, on the delta of the Volga River, 21 m (70 ft) below sea level. Pop: 507 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012