Astrachan



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(initial capital letter) Horticulture. a tart, usually red or yellow variety of apple.
a fur of young lambs, with lustrous, closely curled wool, from Astrakhan.
Also called astrakhan cloth. a fabric with curled pile resembling astrakhan fur.
Historical Examples

He wore a dark blue silk blouse; and in the streets, on cold days, a short jacket of astrachan fur.
Tales of the Argonauts Bret Harte

Water-melons and grapes are brought from astrachan; great plenty of melons from Moscow; and apples and pears from the Ukraine.
The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott

Workmen were marched by thousands from Kesan, from astrachan, from the Ukraine, to assist in building the city.
The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott

I often met Talbot in the Foreign Office, and one day he drove me to his club wearing a very handsome coat lined with astrachan.
The Albert Gate Mystery Louis Tracy

She got into her little blue jacket, with its neat collar and cuffs of astrachan.
Mary Gray Katharine Tynan

This man was about forty, small, and wearing a brown cloth coat, braided and trimmed with astrachan.
The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina

Then he left, in a good deal of astrachan collar and nickel-plated limousine, and the place felt less crowded.
A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling

You know these dark blue coats lined with astrachan are quite ordinary, everybody is wearing them this year.
The Soul Stealer Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

The man was dressed in a dark blue overcoat, and the collar and cuffs of the coat were heavily trimmed with astrachan fur.
The Soul Stealer Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

Furs alone denote the difference of station, sable or blue fox denoting the mercantile Crœsus, astrachan or sheep-skin his clerk.
From Paris to New York by Land Harry de Windt

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 cloth: an astrakhan collar
noun
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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