(Chem.), the compound called potassium permanganate, a dark violet, crystalline substance, KMnO4, which in formation passes through a peculiar succession of color from green to blue, purple, red, etc. See Potassium permanganate, under Potassium.

(Cha*me"le*on*ize) v. t. To change into various colors. [R.]

(Cham"fer) n. [See Chamfron.] The surface formed by cutting away the arris, or angle, formed by two faces of a piece of timber, stone, etc.

(Cham"fer), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chamfered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chamfering. ]

1. (Carp.) To cut a furrow in, as in a column; to groove; to channel; to flute.

2. To make a chamfer on.

(Cham"fret) n. [See Chamfron.]

1. (Carp.) A small gutter; a furrow; a groove.

2. A chamfer.

(Cham"fron) n. [F. chanfrein.] (Anc. Armor) The frontlet, or head armor, of a horse. [Written also champfrain and chamfrain.]

(Cham"let) n. See Camlet. [Obs.]

(Cham"ois) (sham"my or sha*moi"; 277), n. [F. chamois, prob. fr. OG. gamz, G. gemse.]

1. (Zoöl.) A small species of antelope 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.

(Cham"o*mile) n. (Bot.) See Camomile.

(Champ) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Champed (chamt); p. pr. & vb. n. Champing.] [Prob, of Scand. orgin; cf. dial. Sw. kämsa to chew with difficulty, champ; but cf. also OF. champier, champeyer, champoyer, to graze in fields, fr. F. champ field, fr. L. campus. Cf. Camp.]

1. To bite with repeated action of the teeth so as to be heard.

Foamed and champed the golden bit.

2. To bite into small pieces; to crunch. Steele.

(Champ), v. i. To bite or chew impatiently.

They began . . . irefully to champ upon the bit.

(Champ, Champe), n. [F. champ, L. campus field.] (Arch.) The field or ground on which carving appears in relief.

(Cham*pagne") n. [F. See Champaign.] A light wine, of several kinds, originally made in the province of Champagne, in France.

Chameleon mineral

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