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See also: Astrakhan
Named from the city of Astrakhan in Southern Russia.
astrakhan (plural astrakhans)
- Closely-curled black or grey fleece of very young karakul lambs from Astrakhan.
- Cloth resembling the above mentioned fur, often made from wool and mohair and used for trimmings.
- 1891, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:
- Heavy bands of astrakhan were slashed across the sleeves and fronts of his double-breasted coat....
- 1914, James Joyce, The Dead:
- He was dressed in a long green overcoat with mock astrakhan cuffs and collar and wore on his head an oval fur cap.
- 1924, Richard Connell, The Most Dangerous Game:
- He was dressed in uniform—a black uniform trimmed with gray astrakhan.
- 1929, Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own, Penguin Books, paperback edition, page 33:
- Was the cavalry officer slim and elegant, and dressed in astrakhan?