astrakhan

or as·tra·chan

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

Nearby words

  1. astrachan,
  2. astraddle,
  3. astragal,
  4. astragalectomy,
  5. astragalus,
  6. astral,
  7. astral body,
  8. astrally,
  9. astrangia,
  10. astraphobia

Origin of astrakhan

First recorded in 1760–70

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.
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British Dictionary definitions for astrakhan

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

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)
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