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English definition of “astrakhan”


noun [U]     /ˈæs.trə.kæn/
the skin of very young sheep from Astrakhan in southern Russia that is covered in grey or black wool that is tightly curled and looks like fur , or a type of cloth that looks like this skin The skin, hair and bone of non-human animalsTextiles made from natural fibres
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