astrakhan

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

Definition of astrakhan 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : karakul of Russian origin

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

Astrakhan

geographical name
As·tra·khan | \ˈa-strə-ˌkan, -kən\

Definition of Astrakhan (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of astrakhan

Noun

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for astrakhan

Noun

Astrakhan, Russia

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astrakhan

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English Language Learners Definition of astrakhan

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

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