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A domestic chinchilla
 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish chinchilla.

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NounEdit

chinchilla (countable and uncountable, plural chinchillas)

  1. (countable) Either of two small, crepuscular rodents of the genus Chinchilla, native to the Andes, prized for their very soft fur and often kept as pets.
    • 2004, Jamie Huggins, Chinchillas - from Pets to Profession, page 3,
      It's important to put a lot of thought into owning a chinchilla since they have a considerably long lifespan of 10 to 20 years.
      Chinchillas are most widely known for their exceptional fur coat.
    • 2008, Jeff Wyatt, Chapter 17: Anesthesia and Analgesia in Other Mammals, Richard E. Fish, Marilyn J. Brown, Peggy J. Danneman, Alicia Z. Karas (editors), Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals, page 469,
      Chinchillas inhabit high elevations (3,000–5,000m) of the Chilean Andes Mountains. The chinchillas kept as pet or research animals in North America are all descendents[sic] of 13 founders wild caught in 1927.
    • 2009, Ron E. Banks, Julie M. Sharp, Sonia D. Doss, Deborah A. Vanderford, Exotic Small Mammal Care and Husbandry, page 125,
      Chinchillas are long-lived rodents that are native to South America, primarily Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile. The chinchilla is a hystricomorph (hedgehoglike) rodent closely related to guinea pigs, porcupines, and agoutis (Hrapkiewicz et al., 1998).
  2. (uncountable) The fur of a chinchilla, used for clothing.
  3. A variety of Persian cat with white fur and green eyes.

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

chinchilla (singular definite chinchillaen, plural indefinite chinchillaer)

  1. chinchilla

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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  • Hyphenation: chin‧chil‧la

NounEdit

chinchilla f or n (plural chinchilla's, diminutive chinchillaatje n)

  1. chinchilla f
  2. chinchilla fur n

FinnishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

chinchilla

  1. chinchilla

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of chinchilla (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative chinchilla chinchillat
genitive chinchillan chinchillojen
partitive chinchillaa chinchilloja
illative chinchillaan chinchilloihin
singular plural
nominative chinchilla chinchillat
accusative nom. chinchilla chinchillat
gen. chinchillan
genitive chinchillan chinchillojen
chinchillainrare
partitive chinchillaa chinchilloja
inessive chinchillassa chinchilloissa
elative chinchillasta chinchilloista
illative chinchillaan chinchilloihin
adessive chinchillalla chinchilloilla
ablative chinchillalta chinchilloilta
allative chinchillalle chinchilloille
essive chinchillana chinchilloina
translative chinchillaksi chinchilloiksi
instructive chinchilloin
abessive chinchillatta chinchilloitta
comitative chinchilloineen

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish, from Aymara

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NounEdit

chinchilla m (plural chinchillas)

  1. chinchilla (rodent)
  2. (uncountable) chinchilla fur
  3. chinchilla (cat)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish chinchilla, from either Aymara or Quechua

NounEdit

chinchilla m (definite singular chinchillaen, indefinite plural chinchillaer, definite plural chinchillaene)

  1. a chinchilla

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish chinchilla, from either Aymara or Quechua

NounEdit

chinchilla m (definite singular chinchillaen, indefinite plural chinchillaer or chinchillaar, definite plural chinchillaene or chinchillaane)

  1. a chinchilla

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SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Aymara [Term?].

PronunciationEdit

  • (Castilian) IPA(key): /t͡ʃinˈt͡ʃiʎa/, [t͡ʃĩnʲˈt͡ʃiʎa]
  • (Latin America) IPA(key): /t͡ʃinˈt͡ʃiɟ͡ʝa/, [t͡ʃĩnʲˈt͡ʃiʝa]

NounEdit

chinchilla f (plural chinchillas)

  1. chinchilla

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NounEdit

chinchilla c

  1. chinchilla

DeclensionEdit

Declension of chinchilla 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative chinchilla chinchillan chinchillor chinchillorna
Genitive chinchillas chinchillans chinchillors chinchillornas