astrakhan


as·tra·khan

noun, often capitalized \ˈas-trə-kən, -ˌkan\

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

Full Definition of ASTRAKHAN

1
:  karakul of Russian origin
2
:  a cloth with a usually wool, curled, and looped pile resembling karakul

Origin of ASTRAKHAN

Astrakhan, Russia
First Known Use: 1766

As·tra·khan

geographical name \ˈas-trə-ˌkan, -kən\

Definition of ASTRAKHAN

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

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