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proper noun 
  1. a Tatar city and region in Russia, located on the Volga River, conquered by Ivan the Terrible in 1556.
  2. (archaic) astrakhan fleece
  • 1891: Heavy bands of were slashed across the sleeves and fronts of his double-breasted coat " Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Scandal In Bohemia" (Norton 2005 p.14)

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noun 
  1. Closely-curled black or grey fleece of very young karakul lambs from Astrakhan.
  2. cloth resembling the above mentioned fur.
Etymology: Named from the Central-Asian city and region w:Astrakhan, Astrakhan.


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