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Definition of chinchilla noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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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.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: chinchilla