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”) (whence modern German Gämse).
- Of the color sense (both nounal and adjectival) and of the animal sense (in the singular):
- Of the animal sense (in the plural):
- Of the color 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 (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- (Usually as “chamois leather”) Soft pliable leather originally made from the skin of chamois (nowadays the hides of deer, sheep, and other species of goat are alternatively used).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 (not comparable)
chamois m (plural chamois)
- chamois (animal)
- chamois (leather)