astrakhan or as·tra·chan [as-truh-kuh n, -kan] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a fur of young lambs, with lustrous, closely curled wool, from Astrakhan.
- Also called astrakhan cloth. a fabric with curled pile resembling astrakhan fur.
Origin of astrakhan First recorded in 1760–70 Astrakhan [as-truh-kan; Russian uh-struh-khahn] noun
- a city in the S Russian Federation in Europe, at the mouth of the Volga.
Examples from the Web for astrakhan Contemporary Examples of astrakhan
Clearly somebody hates journalists who ask questions about the Russian army fighting in Ukraine, and not only in Astrakhan.
September 18, 2014
And they may be swaddled in astrakhan when you see them, but not all fashion bloggers have had it easy.
February 18, 2013
And it was fur of every variety: brushed mohair, alpaca, ponyhair, and astrakhan.
February 10, 2013
Historical Examples of astrakhan
These men had the red stars on their Astrakhan caps and red triangles on their sleeves.
We’ll go to Astrakhan for fish in the spring, and toward autumn I’ll send you to school!
From this point the river is navigable for over two thousand miles to Astrakhan.
Maturin M. Ballou
The better ones are trimmed at the collar and cuffs with astrakhan.
John Alfred Gray
It was also present to a slight extent in the Caucasus and in Astrakhan.
British Dictionary definitions for astrakhan astrakhan noun
- a fur, usually black or grey, made of the closely curled wool of lambs from Astrakhan
- a cloth with curled pile resembling this
- (modifier) made of such fur or clothan astrakhan collar
- a city in SE Russia, on the delta of the Volga River, 21 m (70 ft) below sea level. Pop: 507 000 (2005 est)