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chinchilla

noun chin·chil·la \chin-ˈchi-lə\

: a small South American animal that has soft gray fur

: the fur of a chinchilla

Full Definition of CHINCHILLA

1
:  either of two small South American rodents (Chinchilla laniger and C. brevicaudata of the family Chinchillidae) of the high Andes that are the size of large squirrels, have very soft pearly-gray fur, and are extensively bred in captivity; also :  the fur of a chinchilla
2
:  a heavy twilled woolen coating

Examples of CHINCHILLA

  1. The collar of the coat is chinchilla.

Illustration of CHINCHILLA

Origin of CHINCHILLA

Spanish
First Known Use: 1604

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