Definition of chinchilla noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    chinchilla

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    noun
    NAmE//tʃɪnˈtʃɪlə//
     
     
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  1. 1 [countable] an animal like a rabbit with soft silver-grey fur. Chinchillas are often kept on farms for their fur.
  2. 2[uncountable] the skin and fur of the chinchilla, used for making expensive coats, etc.
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