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Topic: MATERIAL, TEXTILES

Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: Late Latin camox

chamois

noun
     
cham‧ois plural chamois
1 [countable]HBA a wild animal like a small goat that lives in the mountains of Europe and southwest Asia
2 also chamois leather [uncountable and countable]TIM soft leather prepared from the skin of chamois, sheep, or goats and used for cleaning or polishing, or a piece of this leather [↪ shammy]
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