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Meaning of CHINCHILLA

Pronunciation:  chin'chilu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  small rodent with soft pearly gray fur; native to the Andes but bred in captivity for fur
  2. [n]  a thick twilled fabric of wool and cotton
  3. [n]  the expensive silvery gray fur of the chinchilla
 

CHINCHILLA is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: Chinchilla laniger
 
 See Also: coating, fur, genus Chinchilla, gnawer, gnawing animal, pelt, rodent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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