- chinch bug,
- chincoteague pony,
Origin of chinchilla
Examples from the Web for chinchilla
The trade in ermine skins is falling off, as is also the trade in chinchilla.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon|Robert A. Sterndale
When Mrs. Chinchilla saw the Boy she humped her back, so that it looked like a gray mountain, and said, "Sftt!"The Story Hour|Nora A. Smith
Chinchilla, chin-chil′la, n. a small rodent quadruped of South America, valued for its soft gray fur: the fur itself.
She is charming in that blue Marie-Louise dress trimmed with chinchilla.A Mummer's Tale|Anatole France
Ethel, that gray is too sweet for anything; it would just match your chinchilla furs perfectly!
Word Origin for chinchilla
small South American rodent, 1590s, from Spanish, literally "little bug," diminutive of chinche (see chinch); perhaps a folk-etymology alteration of a word from Quechua or Aymara.