chinchilla

  1. a thick twilled fabric of wool and cotton
  2. small rodent with soft pearly gray fur; native to the Andes but bred in captivity for fur

Chinchilla

The chinchilla (whose name literally means `little chincha`) is named after the Chincha people of the Andes, who once wore its dense, velvet-like fur. By the end of the 19th century, chinchillas had become quite rare due to hunting for their ultra-soft fur. Most chinchillas currently used by the fur industry for clothing and other accessories ar.....
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Chinchilla

• (n.) The fur of the chinchilla. • (n.) A heavy, long-napped, tufted woolen cloth. • (n.) 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.
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chinchilla

Chinchilla laniger noun small rodent with soft pearly grey fur; native to the Andes but bred in captivity for fur
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Chinchilla

Chin·chil'la noun [ Spanish ] 1. (Zoology) 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 hea...
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chinchilla

A genus of the family chinchillidae which consists of three genera: lagidium, lagostomus, and chinchilla. They are used extensively in biomedical research. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Chinchilla

Cat that is white at the base with a small amount of darker color on the tips.
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chinchilla

chinchilla (chinchil'u) , small burrowing rodent of South America. It lives in colonies at high altitudes (up to 15,000 ft/4,270 m) in the Andes of Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. One of the costliest of all furs, its soft gray pelt has been valued since the days of the Inca. The wild chinchilla was n...
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chinchilla

either of two South American species of medium-sized rodents long valued for their extremely soft and thick fur. Once very common, chinchillas were ... [4 related articles]
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Chinchilla

Referring to the coat pattern where the hair lacks the normal agouti banding pattern, and instead has very wide bands that that make the majority of the coat white except at the very tips which show the base colouration (black, blue, chocolate etc.) ; Called Shell when red/cream colouration is involved; A Chinchilla is a Persian cat that has chinch...
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chinchilla

small rodent with soft pearly grey fur
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chinchilla

small rodent with soft pearly grey fur
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chinchilla

South American rodent Chinchilla laniger found in high, rather barren areas of the Andes in Bolivia and Chile. About the size of a small rabbit, it has long ears and a long bushy tail, and shelters in rock crevices. These gregarious animals have thick, soft, silver-grey fur, an...
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Chinchilla

The chinchilla is a small squirrel-like herbivorous rodent found in the Andes of Chile and Bolivia. They are very closely allied to the rabbit, which they resemble in the general shape of the body, in the limbs being longer behind than before, in the conformation of the rootless molars, and by the nature of the fur, which is more woolly than silky;...
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chinchilla

[n] - the expensive silvery gray fur of the chinchilla 2. [n] - a thick twilled fabric of wool and cotton 3. [n] - small rodent with soft pearly gray fur
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