Borrowing from French en chamois, from Gaulish camox (5th c., Polemius Silvius), probably from an extinct Alpine language (Raetic, Ligurian). Compare also Old High German gamiza ("chamois"; > Modern German Gämse).
- Of the chromatic sense (both nounal and adjectival) and of the caprine sense (in the singular):
- Of the caprine sense (in the plural):
- Of the chromatic sense (both nounal and adjectival) and of the sense concerning leather (in the singular):
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- Rhymes: -æmi
- Of the sense concerning leather (in the plural):
chamois (not comparable)
chamois (plural chamois)
- A short-horned goat antelope native to mountainous terrain in southern Europe; Rupicapra rupicapra.
- (Usually as “chamois leather”) Soft pliable leather originally made from the skin of chamois (nowadays the hides of deer, sheep, and other species of goat are alternatively used).
- The traditional colour of chamois leather.
chamois m (plural chamois)
- chamois (animal)
- chamois (leather)