alpaca

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
al•pac•a /ælˈpækə/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -as. 
  1. Mammals[countable] a South American hoofed mammal having long, soft, silky fleece, related to the llama.
  2. [uncountable] the fleece of this animal;
    yarn or fabric made of this fleece.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
al•pac•a  (al pakə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Mammalsa domesticated South American hoofed mammal, Lama pacos, having long, soft, silky fleece, related to the llama and believed to be a variety of the guanaco.
  2. the fleece of this animal.
  3. Textilesa fabric or yarn made of it.
  4. Textilesa glossy, commonly black woolen fabric with cotton warp.
  5. Textilesa crepe fabric made of rayon and acetate yarn in imitation of alpaca wool cloth.
  • Aymara allpaqa
  • Spanish
  • 1805–15

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
alpaca /ælˈpækə/ n
  1. a domesticated cud-chewing artiodactyl mammal, Lama pacos, closely related to the llama and native to South America: family Camelidae. Its dark shaggy hair is a source of wool
  2. the cloth made from the wool of this animal
  3. a glossy fabric simulating this, used for linings, etc
Etymology: 18th Century: via Spanish from Aymara allpaca
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