Meaning of “chinchilla” in the English Dictionary

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"chinchilla" in British English

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chinchillanoun [ C ]

uk /tʃɪnˈtʃɪl.ə/ us /tʃɪnˈtʃɪl.ə/

a small South American animal that can be kept as a pet and has very soft, pale grey fur that is used to make expensive coats, etc.

(Definition of “chinchilla” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)