Part of speech: noun

A squirrel - like rodent of the Andes, its soft, pearly - gray fur, or a woolen imitation of it.

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Usage examples "chinchilla":

  1. The Duchess looked very dainty, wrapped in her chinchilla furs. - "In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875.", L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone.
  2. Some one was brushing the stubborn, thickly caked snow from her long chinchilla coat. - "The Hollow of Her Hand", George Barr McCutcheon.
  3. There was no seat, except a thing that had once been red and once a sofa, but was now a skeleton, and looked so cold and bare that she instinctively took off her chinchilla fur cloak and covered it up. - "The Twelfth Hour", Ada Leverson.