astrakhan

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

Definition of astrakhan

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

Origin and Etymology of astrakhan

Astrakhan, Russia


Astrakhan

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

Definition of Astrakhan

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

noun

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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