American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The curly, wavy wool of young lambs from Astrakhan.
- n. A fabric with a curly looped pile, made to resemble this fur.
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.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Astrakhan in Russia or its products; made of an Astrakhan skin.
- 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)
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“The big coat with the astrakhan collar fitted the sleekness of body snugly.”
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