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astrakhan

or as·tra·chan

[as-truh-kuh n, -kan]
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noun
  1. a fur of young lambs, with lustrous, closely curled wool, from Astrakhan.
  2. Also called astrakhan cloth. a fabric with curled pile resembling astrakhan fur.
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Origin of astrakhan

First recorded in 1760–70

Astrakhan

[as-truh-kan; Russian uh-struh-khahn]
noun
  1. a city in the S Russian Federation in Europe, at the mouth of the Volga.
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astrakhan

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

noun
  1. 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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