Astrakhan meaning

ăstrə-kăn, -kən
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.

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A fabric with a curly looped pile, made to resemble karakul.
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A city of southwest Russia on the Volga River delta. The Tatar city was conquered by Ivan the Terrible in 1556.
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A loosely curled fur, a kind of karakul, made from the pelt of very young lambs originally bred near Astrakhan.
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A wool fabric with a pile cut and curled to look like this.
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(place) City & port in SW Russia, on the Volga River delta near the Caspian Sea.
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Closely-curled black or grey fleece of very young karakul lambs from Astrakhan.
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Cloth resembling the above mentioned fur, often made from wool and mohair and used for trimmings.
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A city in Russia, located on the Volga River.
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(archaic) Astrakhan fleece.
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Origin of astrakhan

  • Named from the Central-Asian city and oblast Astrakhan.

    From Wiktionary