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English definition of “chamois”

chamois

noun [C] (ANIMAL)    /ˈʃæm.wɑː/ (plural chamois)
a small animal like a goat that lives in the mountains of Europe and southwest Asia Deer and antelope
(Definition of chamois noun (ANIMAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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