pl. -·pac′as or -·pac′a
- a domesticated South American llama (Lama glama pacos) with valuable, long, silky, brown or black wool
- its wool
- a thin cloth woven from this wool, often mixed with other fibers
- a glossy, generally black cloth of cotton or rayon, used for linings, suits, etc.
Origin of alpacaSpanish ; from Aymara allpaca
nounpl. alpaca alpaca or al·pac·as
- A domesticated South American ruminant mammal (Vicugna pacos or Lama pacos), related to the llama and having fine, long wool.
- a. The silky wool of this mammal.b. Cloth made from alpaca.
- A fabric that imitates alpaca, made from various natural or synthetic fibers.
Origin of alpacaAmerican Spanish, from Aymara and Quechua allpaqa.
(plural alpaca or alpacas)