Definition of Chinchilla rat
1. Noun. Ratlike rodent with soft fur and large ears of the Andes.
Generic synonyms: Gnawer, Rodent
Group relationships: Abrocoma, Genus Abrocoma
Lexicographical Neighbors of Chinchilla Rat
Literary usage of Chinchilla rat
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of a Lady's Travels Round the World by F. D. Bridges (1883)
"Hear skins and beaver skins, and, just now, the fashionable 'sea otter' (a few years ago it was the chinchilla rat) are brought in by the Indian trappers ..."