What is Chamois?

Chamois definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun, plural chamA.ois, chamA.oix [sham-eez; French sha-mwah] /E?E?A|ma??iz; French E?aE?mwE?/.
an agile, goatlike antelope, Rupicapra rupicapra, of high mountains of Europe: now rare in some areas.
a soft, pliable leather from any of various skins dressed with oil, especially fish oil, originally prepared from the skin of the chamois.
a piece of this leather.
a cotton cloth finished to simulate this leather.

a medium to grayish yellow color.

verb (used with object), chamA.oised [sham-eed] /E?E?A|ma??id/, [sham-ee-ing] /E?E?A|ma??ia??EaA?/.
to dress (a pelt) with oil in order to produce a chamois.
to rub or buff with a chamois.

RELATED WORDSleather, cloth, skin, antelope, shammy, chammy