chinchilla chinchilla  /tʃɪn ˈtʃɪ lə/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. But chinchilla men answer that the only pelts available for coats in recent years were poor ones from animals that had died from disease or old age.
  2. Right up there with the mink and the sable, the chinchilla, the ermine and the fox, are such low-status pelts as wolf, monkey, weasel, bull and yak.
  3. She sewed in her chinchilla coat a bar of the song she had played for John Neal, Liszt's Liebestraum.

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  1. "I want to congratulate Laura Chinchilla, who is going to be the next president," said center-leftist Otton Solis, who opposes the free trade pacts championed by Arias and Chinchilla in the Central American nation.
    on Feb 7, 2010 By: Ottón Solís Source: Daily Monitor

  2. On fame: "If you start walking around in a red chinchilla, thinking you're better than everybody," Worthington says, "you're going to look like a dickhead."
    on Mar 16, 2010 By: Sam Worthington Source: TV.com

  3. "I had the most incredible time. Remember, there was no television and radio was pretty tame for children of that era," Miller said. "The Chinchilla picture theatre was our magical aperture. When the films were considered unsuitable, horror...
    on Feb 25, 2007 By: George Miller Source: NEWS.com.au

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