Definitions for astrakhanˈæs trə kən, -ˌkæn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

as•tra•khanˈæs trə kən, -ˌkæn(n.)

  1. the lustrous, tightly curled wool of Karakul lambs from Astrakhan.

    Category: Clothing

  2. a fabric with curled pile resembling Karakul wool.

    Category: Textiles

Origin of astrakhan:

1760–70

As•tra•khanˈæs trə kən, -ˌkæn(n.)

  1. a city in the S Russian Federation in Europe, at the mouth of the Volga. 509,000.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. astrakhan(noun)

    the fur of young lambs

  2. Astrakhan(noun)

    a city in southwestern Russia on the delta of the Volga River

Wiktionary

  1. astrakhan(Noun)

    Closely-curled black or grey fleece of very young karakul lambs from Astrakhan.

  2. astrakhan(Noun)

    Cloth resembling the above mentioned fur, often made from wool and mohair and used for trimmings.

  3. Astrakhan(ProperNoun)

    A city in Russia, located on the Volga River.

  4. Astrakhan(ProperNoun)

    astrakhan fleece

  5. Origin: Named from the Central-Asian city and oblast Astrakhan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Astrakhan(adj)

    of or pertaining to Astrakhan in Russia or its products; made of an Astrakhan skin

  2. Astrakhan(noun)

    the skin of stillborn or young lambs of that region, the curled wool of which resembles fur

Freebase

  1. Astrakhan

    Astrakhan is a major city in southern European Russia and the administrative center of Astrakhan Oblast. The city lies on the left bank of the Volga River, close to where it discharges into the Caspian Sea at an altitude of 28 meters below sea level. Population: 520,339; 504,501; 509,210.

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