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1) An obsolete name for a dull yellow ochre pigment (Mayer 1969).

2) A small goatlike antelope, Rupicapra rupicapra, native to the mountainous regions of Europe and the Caucasians. The soft, supple leather prepared from the goat skin is also called chamois. See Chamois leather, and PVA Chamois.

Synonyms and Related Terms

2) Rupicapra rupicapra; gamuza (Esp.); camurça (Port.); chamois, gems, zeemleer (Ned);

Chamois leather

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 181
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998