• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chincha (Zoöl) A south American rodent of the genus Lagotis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chincha A South American rodent quadruped, Lagidium cuvieri. See Lagidium.
    • n chincha See chinche.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Chinchilla


In literature:

He sailed for the Chincha Islands in command of a guano ship.
"Roughing It" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He sailed for the Chincha Islands in command of a guano ship.
"Roughing It, Part 5." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
On April 14, 1864, the Spanish vessels gave the signal for war by seizing the Chincha Islands.
"South America" by W. H. Koebel
The four provinces of Peru were Anti, Cunti, Chincha, and Colla.
"The Myths of the New World" by Daniel G. Brinton
The Chincha Islands are three in number; not remote from each other or differing very materially in size or general feature.
"Guano" by Solon Robinson
They are the three Chincha Islands, and their produce is guano.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
In 1868 the Chincha Islands were estimated to contain about six million tons of guano.
"Vixen, Volume II." by M. E. Braddon
All the land beside the sea is of this description as far as Chincha, and even fifty leagues beyond there.
"An Account of the Conquest of Peru" by Pedro Sancho
Among the villages, Lunahuana and Chincha (upper and lower) are celebrated for their great fertility.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Ammonium chloride in Chincha guano, 305.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
The islands have yielded a few remains of the Chincha Indian race.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The Chincha Islands, belonging to Peru, have an inexhaustible supply.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
Her cargo consisted of guano from the Chincha Islands, and there was an attempt to protect it.
"Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States" by Raphael Semmes
This being refused Spain broke off diplomatic relations and sent a powerful fleet, which seized the Chincha guano islands.
"The South American Republics, Part II (of 2)" by Thomas C. Dawson
Lay her straight for the Chincha Islands, please, and make all speed possible.
"White Fire" by John Oxenham
They thought they were going to California; but they were shipped to the Chincha islands, near Callao, the port of Lima, Peru.
"My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands" by George Francis Train
Between 1853 and 1872, 8,000,000 tons of guano were taken from the Chincha Islands.
"Alden's Handy Atlas of the World" by John B. Alden

In news:

I head south to the coastal area around the small city of Chincha, the nexus of Afro- Peruvian history and culture.
Los Hermanos Cumbianca de Chincha follow up with a number of spirited tunes from the small but varied Afro- Peruvian repertoire.