genus Chinchilla

type genus of the Chinchillidae
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Chinchillidae, ↑family Chinchillidae
Member Meronyms: ↑chinchilla, ↑Chinchilla laniger

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  • Chinchilla — For other uses, see Chinchilla (disambiguation). Chinchilla Temporal range: 0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • chinchilla — /chin chil euh/, n. 1. a small, South American rodent, Chinchilla laniger, raised for its soft, silvery gray fur: now rare in the wild. 2. the fur of this animal. 3. something, as a coat or jacket, made of chinchilla fur: a floor length… …   Universalium

  • chinchilla — [tʃɪn tʃɪlə] noun 1》 a small South American rodent with soft grey fur and a long bushy tail. [Genus Chinchilla: two species.] 2》 a cat or rabbit of a breed with silver grey or grey fur. 3》 the highly valued fur of the chinchilla, or of the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • chinchilla — noun /ʧɪnˈʧɪlə/ a) A small, nocturnal rodent of the genus Chinchilla, native to the Andes, prized for its very soft fur and also often kept as a pet. b) The fur of a chinchilla used for clothing …   Wiktionary

  • Chinchilla laniger — noun small rodent with soft pearly grey fur; native to the Andes but bred in captivity for fur • Syn: ↑chinchilla • Hypernyms: ↑rodent, ↑gnawer • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Chinchilla …   Useful english dictionary

  • chinchilla — /tʃɪnˈtʃɪlə / (say chin chiluh) noun 1. a small South American rodent of the genus Chinchilla, whose valuable skin is dressed as a fur. 2. the fur itself. 3. a thick, napped, woollen fabric for coats, especially children s coats. 4. one of a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • chinchilla — n. 1 a any small rodent of the genus Chinchilla, native to S. America, having soft silver grey fur and a bushy tail. b its highly valued fur. 2 a breed of cat or rabbit. Etymology: Sp. prob. f. S. Amer. native name …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chinchilla lanigera —   Chinchilla de cola larga Adulto de C. la …   Wikipedia Español

  • Chinchilla rat — For alternative meanings, see Chinchilla (disambiguation). Chinchilla rats Temporal range: Late Miocene–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • genus Abrocoma — noun abrocomes • Syn: ↑Abrocoma • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Chinchillidae, ↑family Chinchillidae • Member Meronyms: ↑abr …   Useful english dictionary

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