Alpaca

Alpaca

1. (Science: zoology) 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.

Origin: sp. Alpaca, fr. The original peruvian name of the animal. Cf. Paco.

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