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Definition of Chamois

chamois
Shammy Sham"my, n. [F. chamious a chamois, shammy leather. See Chamois.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) The chamois. 2. A soft, pliant leather, prepared originally from the skin of the chamois, but now made also from the skin of the sheep, goat, kid, deer, and calf. See Shamoying. [Written also chamois, shamoy, and shamois.]
Chamois
Chamois Cham"ois, n. [F. chamois, prob. fr. OG. gamz, G. gemse.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A small species of antelope (Rupicapra tragus), living on the loftiest mountain ridges of Europe, as the Alps, Pyrenees, etc. It possesses remarkable agility, and is a favorite object of chase. 2. A soft leather made from the skin of the chamois, or from sheepskin, etc.; -- called also chamois leather, and chammy or shammy leather. See Shammy.

Meaning of Chamois from wikipedia

- The chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) or Alpine chamois is a species of goat-antelope native to the mountains in Southern Europe, from the Pyrenees, the Alps...
- Chamois Niortais Football Club (often referred to as Les Chamois, Chamois Niortais, or simply Niort) is a French ****ociation football club based in the...
- Look up chamois in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is a species of goat-antelope native to Europe. Chamois may also refer...
- Chamois leather (/ˈʃæmi/) is a type of porous leather, traditionally the skin of the chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), a type of European mountain goat, but...
- The Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica) is a goat-antelope that lives in the Pyrenees and Cantabrian Mountains of Spain, France and Andorra, and the...
- The Cantabrian chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica parva) is a slim mountain goat-antelope, and is one of the 10 subspecies of the genus Rupicapra. It ranges...
- The Tatra chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica; Slovak: Kamzík vrchovský tatranský; Polish: Kozica tatrzańska) is a subspecies of the chamois of the genus...
- Metropolitan Statistical Area. Chamois was platted in 1856, and named after the chamois, a European animal. A post office called Chamois has been in operation...
- and available in Super and De luxe models) Singer Chamois Mark I, Mark II, (1964–1970) Singer Chamois Rallye (1965–68?) (rally conversion with unique instrument...
- meaning "male chamois", composed of gems (“chamois”) + bok (“buck, male goat”). The Dutch gems is further from German Gämse ("chamois"). Although some...