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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cham·ois n.
 1. Zool. A small species of antelope (Rupicapra tragus), living on the loftiest mountain ridges of Europe, as the Alps, Pyrenees, etc. It possesses remarkable agility, and is a favorite object of chase.
 2. A soft leather made from the skin of the chamois, or from sheepskin, etc.; -- called also chamois leather, and chammy or shammy leather. See Shammy.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 shammy leather
      n : a soft suede leather formerly from the sheep of the chamois
          antelope but now from sheepskin [syn: chamois, chamois
          leather, chammy, chammy leather, shammy]