The definition of astrakhan is the curly wavy fur of a lamb from the area around a city in Russia called Astrakhan.
Black or gray lamb fur from a Russian city in the Volga River Delta is an example of Astrakhan.
- a loosely curled fur, a kind of karakul, made from the pelt of very young lambs originally bred near Astrakhan
- a wool fabric with a pile cut and curled to look like this
city & port in SW Russia, on the Volga River delta near the Caspian Sea: pop. 512,000
- See karakul.
- A fabric with a curly looped pile, made to resemble karakul.
A city of southwest Russia on the Volga River delta. The Tatar city was conquered by Ivan the Terrible in 1556.
Named from the Central-Asian city and oblast Astrakhan.