Definition of Astrakhan

1. Noun. The fur of young lambs.

Generic synonyms: Fur, Pelt



2. Noun. A city in southwestern Russia on the delta of the Volga River.
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Russia, Russian Federation

Definition of Astrakhan

1. a. Of or pertaining to Astrakhan in Russia or its products; made of an Astrakhan skin.

Definition of Astrakhan

1. Proper noun. A city in Russia, located on the Volga River. ¹

2. Proper noun. (archaic) astrakhan fleece ¹

3. Noun. Closely-curled black or grey fleece of very young karakul lambs from Astrakhan. ¹

4. Noun. Cloth resembling the above mentioned fur, often made from wool and mohair and used for trimmings. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Astrakhan

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Astrakhan

1. Of or pertaining to Astrakhan in Russia or its products; made of an Astrakhan skin. The skin of stillborn or young lambs of that region, the curled wool of which resembles fur. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Astrakhan

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Literary usage of Astrakhan

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1. Transactions by Epidemiological Society of London, Zoological Society of London (1882)
"In January 1879 news reached Berlin of the appearance of plague in Russian Astrakhan. As both the official reports and information derived from the ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1892)
"... and thence to Nijni Novgorod, where, after some delay, he joined the train of the governor of Astrakhan, going to tike up his command. ..."

3. A System of Geography, Popular and Scientific: Or A Physical, Political, and by James Bell (1836)
"GOVERNMENT OF Astrakhan.] This government is bounded on the N. by Orenburg ; on the E. by the river Ural, which divides it from the country of the ..."

4. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"Conquest of Kazan and Astrakhan. 1552-1564. Superiority over the Don Cos- ... Kazan and Astrakhan, were subdued by Ivan the Terrible. ..."

5. Through Persia by Caravan by R. Arthur Arnold (1877)
"... and mustard—Chorney Yar— A peasant mayor—Tartar fishermen—Astrakhan—Mouths of the Volga—Raising level of the Caspian. TT was not at all an easy matter ..."

6. Transactions of the Epidemiological Society of London by Epidemiological society of London (1882)
"Tt may be mentioned that the English Medical Commission did not ypt, to Astrakhan till some three weeks after the German. Tlie British Govern ment selected ..."

7. Travels in the Eastern Caucasus, on the Caspian and Black Seas, Especially by Arthur Augustus Thurlow Cunynghame, Henry Hardinge Cunynghame (1872)
"Astrakhan.. THE city of Astrakhan stands upon an island surrounded by the waters of the Volga. ... The rest of the population of Astrakhan is very various; ..."

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