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Meaning of ALPACA

Pronunciation:  al'paku

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  domesticated llama with long silky fleece; believed to be a domesticated variety of the guanaco
  2. [n]  a thin glossy fabric made of the wool of the alpaca, or a rayon or cotton imitation
  3. [n]  wool of the alpaca

ALPACA is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: Lama pacos
 See Also: cloth, fabric, genus Lama, Lama, llama, material, textile, wool



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Al*pac"a\, n. [Sp. alpaca, fr. the original Peruvian
name of the animal. Cf. {Paco}.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) An animal of Peru ({Lama paco}), having long,
   fine, wooly hair, supposed by some to be a domesticated
   variety of the llama.

2. Wool of the alpaca.

3. A thin kind of cloth made of the wooly hair of the alpaca,
   often mixed with silk or with cotton.