Chinchilla Definition

chĭn-chĭlə
chinchillas
noun
chinchillas
A small rodent (Chinchilla laniger) found in the Andes, but bred extensively elsewhere for its fur.
Webster's New World
The valuable, soft, pale-gray fur of this animal.
Webster's New World
A variety of Persian cat, typically pure white.
Webster's New World
A heavy cloth of wool, or wool and cotton, with a tufted, napped surface, used for making overcoats.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • Chinchilla laniger
pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Chinchillidae — the chinchillas.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Chinchilla

Noun

Singular:
chinchilla
Plural:
chinchillas

Origin of Chinchilla

  • New Latin, from Spanish, from Quechua or Aymara.

    From Wiktionary

  • Spanish probably of Aymara origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish.

    From Wiktionary

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