[ UK /t‍ʃɪnt‍ʃˈɪlɐ/ ]
[ US /tʃɪnˈtʃɪɫə/ ]
  1. a thick twilled fabric of wool and cotton
  2. the expensive silvery grey fur of the chinchilla
  3. small rodent with soft pearly grey fur; native to the Andes but bred in captivity for fur
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How To Use chinchilla In A Sentence

  • His coat was a beautiful Chinchilla grey, except for his tummy and stumpy little legs, which were covered with coarsish shiny black hair.
  • This lasted a short while, however, and she shed her veil and habit for chinchilla and diamonds – though she professed to remain devout, having a copy of The Imitation of Christ by her bedside. Cocotte of the Week: Liane de Pougy | Edwardian Promenade
  • Among the 16 birds taken were Amazon and African grey parrots and macaws, along with two kittens, one rabbit and a chinchilla.
  • The reality is that it takes the barbaric murder of 50 chinchillas or other furry animals, on average, to produce a full-length coat.
  • Is it closest to the mole rats, or porcupines, or even chinchillas?
  • Miranda, 32, lives just outside Bristol with her husband and two chinchillas.
  • If you've got chinchillas or hamsters or any other small furry creatures, there is more than a trip to the microwave in store for them when it comes to playtime.
  • The first stop allows youngsters to feed the deer and sheep, then the party moves onwards to stroke the ducks and, finally, to feed the rabbits, rats, mice, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hamsters and terrapins.
  • The Rodentia also includes beavers, muskrats, porcupines, woodchucks, chipmunks, squirrels, prairie dogs, marmots, chinchillas, voles, lemmings, and many others.
  • The rest are farmed furs, such as chinchilla or mink.
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