Definition of astrakhan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌæstrəˈkæn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæstrəkən//
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a type of black tightly-curled cloth made from the wool of a particular type of young sheep, used especially for making coats and hats; a type of cloth that is made to look like this Word Originmid 18th cent.: named after the city of Astrakhan in southern Russia, from which the fleeces were exported.
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