chinchilla

[ chin-chil-uh ]SEE DEFINITION OF chinchilla
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHINCHILLA

The chinchilla, another rodent, is very common in the fields and esteros.

Had I done this, when I was choosing my chinchilla cap and grey cloak?

It occurred to her, also, that the velvet and chinchilla simply shouted "Money!"

He has got a big name for the fur, and expects to cut out Chinchilla with it.

I read how there's a big market for chinchilla skins right now.

The bulla attains its maximum development in Chinchilla and Dipus.

The chinchilla around her neck and in her little toque was most becoming.

Fur is longer and weaker and poorer and yellower than chinchilla.

The Chinchilla is about nine inches long, its tail being about five inches.

The trade in ermine skins is falling off, as is also the trade in chinchilla.

WORD ORIGIN

small South American rodent, 1590s, from Spanish, literally "little bug," diminutive of chinche (see chinch); perhaps a folk-etymology alteration of a word from Quechua or Aymara.

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