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astrakhan

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noun, often capitalized as·tra·khan \ˈas-trə-kən, -ˌkan\

Simple Definition of astrakhan

  • : a type of curly black fur that comes from a young sheep; also : a cloth that resembles such fur

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of astrakhan

  1. 1 :  karakul of Russian origin

  2. 2 :  a cloth with a usually wool, curled, and looped pile resembling karakul

Origin and Etymology of astrakhan

Astrakhan, Russia


First Known Use: 1766


Astrakhan

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geographical name As·tra·khan \ˈas-trə-ˌkan, -kən\

Definition of Astrakhan

  1. city Russia in Europe on the Volga at head of its delta pop 512,000




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