or as·tra·chan

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


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

Definition for astrakhan (2 of 2)

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


a city in the S Russian Federation in Europe, at the mouth of the Volga. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for astrakhan (1 of 2)

/ (ˌæstrəˈkæn, -ˈkɑːn) /


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)

/ (ˌæstrəˈkæn, -ˈkɑːn, Russian ˈastrəxənj) /


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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