Astrakhan



a fur of young lambs, with lustrous, closely curled wool, from Astrakhan.
Also called astrakhan cloth. a fabric with curled pile resembling astrakhan fur.
a city in the S Russian Federation in Europe, at the mouth of the Volga.
Contemporary Examples

And they may be swaddled in astrakhan when you see them, but not all fashion bloggers have had it easy.
Have Fashion Bloggers Gone Too Far? Isabel Wilkinson February 17, 2013

And it was fur of every variety: brushed mohair, alpaca, ponyhair, and astrakhan.
Battle of the Giant Furry Mittens: Wang v. Altuzarra Isabel Wilkinson February 9, 2013

Clearly somebody hates journalists who ask questions about the Russian army fighting in Ukraine, and not only in astrakhan.
Violent Assaults on Reporters in Russia Go Unpunished Anna Nemtsova September 17, 2014

Historical Examples

It was also present to a slight extent in the Caucasus and in astrakhan.
The Popular Science Monthly, October, 1900 Various

From this point the river is navigable for over two thousand miles to astrakhan.
Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou

Paving is a luxury quite unknown in astrakhan, and the streets are as sandy as the soil of the environs.
Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. Xavier Hommaire de Hell

Kasan, Oremberg, and astrakhan are the chief Turk provinces.
The Ethnology of Europe Robert Gordon Latham

It resides in astrakhan, and consists of a president, two Russian judges, and two Kalmuck deputies.
Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c. Xavier Hommaire de Hell

The missions of astrakhan were said to be similarly successful.
The Jesuits, 1534-1921 Thomas J. Campbell

The tutor wore a plain grey tunic and an astrakhan hat of a different shape.
At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray

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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