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Definition of "astrakhan" [as•tra•khan]

  • The curly, wavy wool of young lambs from Astrakhan. (noun)
  • A fabric with a curly looped pile, made to resemble this fur. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "astrakhan" in a sentence
  • "Mr. Josse looked to the long, lean silhouettes of the early 19th century for inspiration and delivered a nuanced collection in dusty-hued silks, velvets, astrakhan and feathers."
  • "The big coat with the astrakhan collar fitted the sleekness of body snugly."
  • "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."
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