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ˈʃæm i; for 1 also ʃæmˈwɑ; ˈʃæm iz; for 1 also ʃæmˈwɑchamois

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chamois, chamois leather, chammy, chammy leather, shammy, shammy leathernoun

    a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin

  2. chamois, Rupicapra rupicapranoun

    hoofed mammal of mountains of Eurasia having upright horns with backward-hooked tips

Wiktionary

  1. chamoisnoun

    A short-horned goat antelope native to mountainous terrain in southern Europe; Rupicapra rupicapra.

    Etymology: From chamois, from camox (5th c., Polemius Silvius), probably from an extinct Alpine language (Raetic, Ligurian). Compare also gamiza .

  2. chamoisnoun

    Soft pliable leather originally made from the skin of chamois (nowadays the hides of deer, sheep, and other species of goat are alternatively used).

    Etymology: From chamois, from camox (5th c., Polemius Silvius), probably from an extinct Alpine language (Raetic, Ligurian). Compare also gamiza .

  3. chamoisadjective

    Chamois-coloured.

    Etymology: From chamois, from camox (5th c., Polemius Silvius), probably from an extinct Alpine language (Raetic, Ligurian). Compare also gamiza .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chamoisnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. chamois, prob. fr. OG. gamz, G. gemse.]

  2. Chamoisnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. chamois, prob. fr. OG. gamz, G. gemse.]

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  1. Chamois

    The chamois, is a goat-antelope species native to mountains in Europe, including the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, the European Alps, the Tatra Mountains, the Balkans, parts of Turkey, and the Caucasus. The chamois has also been introduced to the South Island of New Zealand. Some subspecies of chamois are strictly protected in the EU under the European Habitats Directive.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chamois

    sha′moi, sham′i, or sham′waw, n. a goat-like species or genus of antelope inhabiting the Alps and other high mountains of southern and central Europe: a soft kind of leather originally made from its skin. [Fr.,—Teut.; cf. mod. Ger. gemse, a chamois.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chamois in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chamois in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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