chinchilla: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (chin-chil'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a small, South American rodent, Chinchilla laniger, raised for its soft, silvery gray fur: now rare in the wild.
  2. the fur of this animal.
  3. something, as a coat or jacket, made of chinchilla fur: a floor-length chinchilla.
  4. a thick, napped, woolen fabric for coats.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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