Alpaca definition

ăl-păkə
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A domesticated South American ruminant mammal (Vicugna pacos or Lama pacos), related to the llama and having fine, long wool.
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A fabric that imitates alpaca, made from various natural or synthetic fibers.
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The silky wool of this mammal.
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Cloth made from alpaca.
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A domesticated South American llama (Lama glama pacos) with valuable, long, silky, brown or black wool.
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Its wool.
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A thin cloth woven from this wool, often mixed with other fibers.
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A glossy, generally black cloth of cotton or rayon, used for linings, suits, etc.
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A sheep-like animal of the Andes, Vicugna pacos, in the camel family, closely related to the llama, guanaco, and vicuña.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
alpaca
Plural:
alpacas

Origin of alpaca

  • American Spanish from Aymara Quechua allpaqa

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish, from Aymara allpaqa.

    From Wiktionary