1. Proper noun.  A city in Russia, located on the Volga River.
  2. Proper noun.  (archaic) astrakhan fleece.
  3. Noun.  Closely-curled black or grey fleece of very young karakul lambs from Astrakhan.
  4. Noun.  Cloth resembling the above mentioned fur, often made from wool and mohair and used for trimmings.

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