from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The curly, wavy wool of young lambs from Astrakhan.
- n. A fabric with a curly looped pile, made to resemble this fur.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Closely-curled black or grey fleece of very young karakul lambs from Astrakhan.
- n. Cloth resembling the above mentioned fur, often made from wool and mohair and used for trimmings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to Astrakhan in Russia or its products; made of an Astrakhan skin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to skins with a curled wool (the pelts of young lambs) obtained from Astrakhan in European Russia.
- n. A rough fabric with a long and closely curled pile in imitation of the fur.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a city in southwestern Russia on the delta of the Volga River
- n. the fur of young lambs
Named from the Central-Asian city and oblast Astrakhan. (Wiktionary)