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  • A mountain goat native to Europe.
  • A cloth made from the hide of the chamois or material having similar properties.
  • (colour)a grayish-yellow colour, like that of chamois leather.
         chamois colour:   
  • Of the leather obtained from the hide of the chamois.
  • chamois leather
  • (colour) of a grayish-yellow colour, like that of chamois leather.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Cham"ois (shăm"m&ybreve; or sh&adot;*moi"; 277), n. [F. chamois, prob. fr. OG. gamz, G. gemse.]

1. (Zoöl.) 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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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