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chinchilla (n.)

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 (Inca) or Aymara.

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Definitions of chinchilla

chinchilla (n.)
the expensive silvery grey fur of the chinchilla;
chinchilla (n.)
a thick twilled fabric of wool and cotton;
chinchilla (n.)
small rodent with soft pearly grey fur; native to the Andes but bred in captivity for fur;
Synonyms: Chinchilla laniger
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