astrakhan

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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

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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

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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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