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chinchillanoun [C]

uk   us   /tʃɪnˈtʃɪl.ə/
a ​smallSouth American ​animal that can be ​kept as a ​pet and has very ​soft, ​palegreyfur that is used to make ​expensivecoats, etc.
(Definition of chinchilla from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chinchilla”
in Chinese (Simplified) (南美洲的)绒鼠,毛丝鼠…
in Chinese (Traditional) (南美洲的)絨鼠,毛絲鼠…
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