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chinchilla


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chinchilla  \Chin*chil"la\,  n.  [Sp.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  small  rodent  ({Chinchilla  lanigera}),  of  the 
  size  of  a  large  squirrel,  remarkable  for  its  fine  fur, 
  which  is  very  soft  and  of  a  pearly  gray  color.  It  is  a 
  native  of  Peru  and  Chili. 
 
  2.  The  fur  of  the  chinchilla. 
 
  3.  A  heavy,  long-napped,  tufted  woolen  cloth. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chinchilla 
  n  1:  the  expensive  silvery  gray  fur  of  the  chinchilla 
  2:  a  thick  twilled  fabric  of  wool  and  cotton 
  3:  small  rodent  with  soft  pearly  gray  fur;  native  to  the  Andes 
  but  bred  in  captivity  for  fur  [syn:  {Chinchilla  laniger}] 




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