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astrakhan

[as-truh-kuh n, -kan] /ˈæs trə kən, -ˌkæn/
noun
1.
a fur of young lambs, with lustrous, closely curled wool, from Astrakhan.
2.
Also called astrakhan cloth. a fabric with curled pile resembling astrakhan fur.
Also, astrachan.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70

Astrakhan

[as-truh-kan; Russian uh-struh-khahn] /ˈæs trəˌkæn; Russian ʌ strʌˈxɑn/
noun
1.
a city in the S Russian Federation in Europe, at the mouth of the Volga.
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British Dictionary definitions for astrakhan

astrakhan

/ˌæstrəˈkæn; -ˈkɑːn/
noun
1.
a fur, usually black or grey, made of the closely curled wool of lambs from Astrakhan
2.
a cloth with curled pile resembling this
3.
(modifier) made of such fur or cloth: an astrakhan collar

Astrakhan

/ˌæstrəˈkæn; -ˈkɑːn; Russian ˈastrəxənj/
noun
1.
a city in SE Russia, on the delta of the Volga River, 21 m (70 ft) below sea level. Pop: 507 000 (2005 est)
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