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As·tra·khan

 (ăs′trə-kăn′, ä-strä-KHän′)
A city of southwest Russia on the Volga River delta. The Tatar city was conquered by Ivan the Terrible in 1556.

as·tra·khan

also as·tra·chan  (ăs′trə-kăn′, -kən)
n.
1. See karakul.
2. A fabric with a curly looped pile, made to resemble karakul.

astrakhan

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

Astrakhan

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

as•tra•khan

(ˈæs trə kən, -ˌkæn)

n.
1. the lustrous, tightly curled wool of Karakul lambs from Astrakhan.
2. a fabric with curled pile resembling Karakul wool.
[1760–70]

As•tra•khan

(ˈæs trə kən, -ˌkæn)

n.
a city in the S Russian Federation in Europe, at the mouth of the Volga. 509,000.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.astrakhan - the fur of young lambsastrakhan - the fur of young lambs    
fur, pelt - the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
2.Astrakhan - a city in southwestern Russia on the delta of the Volga River
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
Translations

astrakhan

[ˌæstrəˈkæn] Nastracán m

astrakhan

[ˌæstrəˈkæn] nastrakan m

astrakhan

nAstrachan m attrAstrachan-; astrakhan coatAstrachanmantel m

astrakhan

[ˌæstrəˈkæn]
1. adjdi astrakan
2. nastrakan m
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