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alpaca


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alpaca  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alpaca 
  n  1:  wool  of  the  alpaca 
  2:  a  thin  glossy  fabric  made  of  the  wool  of  the  alpaca,  or  a 
  rayon  or  cotton  imitation 
  3:  domesticated  llama  with  long  silky  fleece;  believed  to  be  a 
  domesticated  variety  of  the  guanaco  [syn:  {Lama  pacos}] 




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