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chamois

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Etymology

From French chamois.

Pronunciation

  • Of the chromatic sense (both nounal and adjectival) and of the caprine sense (in the singular):
  • Of the caprine sense (in the plural):
    • RP IPA: /ˈʃæmwɑːz/
  • Of the chromatic sense (both nounal and adjectival) and of the sense concerning leather (in the singular):
  • Of the sense concerning leather (in the plural):

Noun

Rupicapra rupicapra (1)

Singular
chamois

Plural
chamois

chamois (chamois)
  1. A short-horned goat-antelope native to mountainous terrain in southern Europe; Rupicapra rupicapra.
  2. (Usually as “chamois leather”) Soft pliable leather originally made from the skin of chamois (nowadays the hides of deer, sheep, and other species of goat are alternatively used).
  3. (color) The traditional colour of chamois leather.
    chamois colour:   

Adjective

chamois (not comparable)

Positive
chamois

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Chamois-coloured.

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Derived terms

See also


French

Pronunciation

Noun

chamois m. (plural chamoiss)

  1. chamois

Derived terms

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