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chammy


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chamois  \Cham"ois\,  n.  [F.  chamois,  prob.  fr  OG  gamz,  G. 
  gemse.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  species  of  antelope  ({Rupicapra 
  tragus}),  living  on  the  loftiest  mountain  ridges  of 
  Europe,  as  the  Alps,  Pyrenees,  etc  It  possesses 
  remarkable  agility,  and  is  a  favorite  object  of  chase. 
 
  2.  A  soft  leather  made  from  the  skin  of  the  chamois,  or  from 
  sheepskin,  etc.;  --  called  also  {chamois  leather},  and 
  {chammy}  or  {shammy  leather}.  See  {Shammy}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chammy 
  n  :  a  soft  suede  leather  formerly  from  the  sheep  of  the  chamois 
  antelope  but  now  from  sheepskin  [syn:  {chamois},  {chamois 
  leather},  {chammy  leather},  {shammy},  {shammy  leather}] 




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