Pronunciation: (as'tru-kun, -kan"), [key]
1. a fur of young lambs, with lustrous, closely curled wool, from Astrakhan.
2. Also called as'trakhan cloth". a fabric with curled pile resembling astrakhan fur. Also,astrachan.
Pronunciation: (as'tru-kan"; Russ. u-stru-khän'), [key]
a city in the S Russian Federation in Europe, at the mouth of the Volga. 461,000.
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