3. [syn: chinchilla, Chinchilla laniger]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chinchilla \Chin*chil"la\, n. [Sp.]
1. (Zool.) A small rodent (Chinchilla lanigera), of the
size of a large squirrel, remarkable for its fine fur,
which is very soft and of a pearly gray color. It is a
native of Peru and Chili.
2. The fur of the chinchilla.
3. A heavy, long-napped, tufted woolen cloth.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the expensive silvery grey fur of the chinchilla
2: a thick twilled fabric of wool and cotton
3: small rodent with soft pearly grey fur; native to the Andes
but bred in captivity for fur [syn: chinchilla, Chinchilla