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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
References in classic literature ?
He kept his hands in the pockets of his Astrakhan coat, and seemed not to have noticed the gesture with which he had been greeted.
The hand that was laid on his shoulder was now placed on the lips of a person with an ebony skin, with eyes of jade and with an astrakhan cap on his head: the Persian
The big parade of all the thirty thousand men was held that afternoon, and Vixen and I had a good place close to the Viceroy and the Amir of Afghanistan, with high, big black hat of astrakhan wool and the great diamond star in the center.
She was wrapped in a furred pelisse and a heavy dragoon's cloak; her head rested on a pillow stained with blood; an astrakhan hood, kept in place by a handkerchief knotted round her neck, preserved her face from the cold as much as possible.
Heavy bands of astrakhan were slashed across the sleeves and fronts of his double-breasted coat, while the deep blue cloak which was thrown over his shoulders was lined with flame-coloured silk and secured at the neck with a brooch which consisted of a single flaming beryl.
Here and there a well-known actor passed, elaborately unconscious of the attention he excited: sometimes he wore patent leather boots, a coat with an astrakhan collar, and carried a silver-knobbed stick; and sometimes, looking as though he had come from a day's shooting, he strolled in knickerbockers, and ulster of Harris tweed, and a tweed hat on the back of his head.
A footman opened the door, and a small, stout man in a shaggy astrakhan overcoat descended.
Ford, they saw their business manager shaken like an Astrakhan rug.
Our new acquaintance very deliberately coiled up the tube of his hookah, and produced from behind a curtain a very long befrogged topcoat with Astrakhan collar and cuffs.
Another pedestrian had entered from the other end, a man heavily built and clad, with an astrakhan collar to his coat on this warm night, and a black slouch hat that hid his features from my bird's-eye view.
All black against the usual tall stove of white tiles gleaming in the dusk, stood a strange figure, wearing a skirted, close-fitting, brown cloth coat strapped round the waist, in long boots, and with a little Astrakhan cap on its head.
He came last from Astrakhan, and was designed to go to Tonquin, where I formerly knew him, but has altered his mind, and is now resolved to go with the caravan to Moscow, and so down the river Volga to Astrakhan.