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English noun: chamois

1. chamois (substance) a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin

Synonymschammy, chammy leather, chamois leather, shammy, shammy leather

Broader (hypernym)leather

Narrower (hyponym)wash leather

2. chamois (animal) hoofed mammal of mountains of Eurasia having upright horns with backward-hooked tips

SynonymsRupicapra rupicapra

Broader (hypernym)goat antelope

Member meronymgenus Rupicapra, Rupicapra

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