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English Dictionary: chamois by the DICT Development Group
5 results for chamois
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
chamois
n
  1. a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin
    Synonym(s): chamois, chamois leather, chammy, chammy leather, shammy, shammy leather
  2. hoofed mammal of mountains of Eurasia having upright horns with backward-hooked tips
    Synonym(s): chamois, Rupicapra rupicapra
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Shammy \Sham"my\, n. [F. chamious a chamois, shammy leather. See
      {Chamois}.]
      1. (Zo[94]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}.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Chamois \Cham"ois\, n. [F. chamois, prob. fr. OG. gamz, G.
      gemse.]
      1. (Zo[94]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}.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Chamois, MO (city, FIPS 13060)
      Location: 38.67715 N, 91.77001 W
      Population (1990): 449 (247 housing units)
      Area: 0.9 sq km (land), 0.1 sq km (water)
      Zip code(s): 65024

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
   Chamois
      only in Deut. 14:5 (Heb. zemer), an animal of the deer or
      gazelle species. It bears this Hebrew name from its leaping or
      springing. The animal intended is probably the wild sheep (Ovis
      tragelephus), which is still found in Sinai and in the broken
      ridges of Stony Arabia. The LXX. and Vulgate render the word by
      camelopardus, i.e., the giraffe; but this is an animal of
      Central Africa, and is not at all known in Syria.
     
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