astrakhan

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

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 \ˈa-strə-ˌkan, -kən\

Definition of Astrakhan

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


ASTRAKHAN Defined for English Language Learners

astrakhan

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

Definition of astrakhan for English Language Learners

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


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