Meaning of astrakhan


Pronunciation: (as'tru-kun, -kan"), [key]
— n.
  1. a fur of young lambs, with lustrous, closely curled wool, from Astrakhan.
  2. Also calleda fabric with curled pile resembling astrakhan fur.


Pronunciation: (as'tru-kan" Russ. u-stru-khän'), [key]
— n.
  1. a city in the S Russian Federation in Europe, at the mouth of the Volga. 461,000.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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