a small, South American rodent, Chinchilla laniger, raised for its soft, silvery gray fur: now rare in the wild.
the fur of this animal.
something, as a coat or jacket, made of chinchilla fur: a floor-length chinchilla.
a thick, napped, woolen fabric for coats.
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How to use chinchilla in a sentence
Ethel, that gray is too sweet for anything; it would just match your chinchilla furs perfectly!
The chinchilla (C. lanigera) inhabits the cold mountain-valleys, where his close, fine gray fur is an invaluable protection.The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
"The lady is wearing rose-colored cloth and chinchilla," replied Martha Mary literally.The Beauty | Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
She wore a gray cape with a chinchilla collar made out of Amy's old muff.The Gay Cockade | Temple Bailey
Mrs. chinchilla was not a lovely lady, with a dress of soft gray cloth and a great chinchilla muff and boa.The Story Hour | Nora A. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for chinchilla
a small gregarious hystricomorph rodent, Chinchilla laniger, inhabiting mountainous regions of South America: family Chinchillidae. It has a stocky body and is bred in captivity for its soft silvery grey fur
the highly valued fur of this animal
mountain chinchilla or mountain viscacha any of several long-tailed rodents of the genus Lagidium, having coarse poor quality fur
a breed of rabbit with soft silver-grey fur
a thick napped woollen cloth used for coats
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