Definition of chamois. Meaning of chamois. Synonyms of chamois

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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) is a species of goat-antelope native to mountains in Europe, from west to east, including the Cantabrian mountains,...
- Chamois leather (/ˈʃæmi/) is a type of porous leather, traditionally the skin of the chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), a type of European mountain goat, but...
- Chamois Niortais Football Club (often referred to as simply Les Chamois) is a French ****ociation football club based in the commune of Niort, in the Deux-Sèvres...
- A chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra) is a species of goat-antelope native to Europe. Chamois may also refer to: Chamois, Aosta Valley, a place in Italy Chamois...
- The Tatra chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra tatrica; Slovak: Kamzík vrchovský tatranský; Polish: Kozica tatrzańska) is a subspecies of the chamois of the genus...
- The Pyrenean chamois (Spanish: rebeco or gamuza, French: izard or isard, Asturian: rebezu or robezu, Catalan: isard, Italian: camoscio dei Pirenei, camoscio...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Budorcas taxicolor; Tibetan: ར་རྒྱ་, Wylie: ra rgya), also called cattle chamois or gnu goat, is a large species of ungulate of the subfamily Caprinae found...
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