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Noun: chamois (chamois)  sham-waa or sha-mee
  1. A soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin
    - chamois leather, chammy, chammy leather, shammy, shammy leather
     
  2. Hoofed mammal of mountains of Eurasia having upright horns with backward-hooked tips
    - Rupicapra rupicapra

Derived forms: chamois

Type of: goat antelope, leather

Part of: genus Rupicapra, Rupicapra

Encyclopedia: Chamois, MO